Esteeming Every Day Alike

Many Sabbath opponents misunderstand Sha'ul/Paul's writing to the Romans (14:5). "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." First, the word "alike" is in italics because it is not in the Greek. There is nothing wrong with esteeming every day, after all, Yahuweh made them all. If we choose to worship Him seven days a week, so be it and halleluYahuweh! However, that does not change the fact that as we worship Him every day we must also rest from labor on one day, the Sabbath. It is a mistake to read the Sabbath into this verse. Nowhere is the Sabbath mentioned. Nor can we read any of Yahuweh's annual sabbaths or feast days into this verse. There were many other "days" that the Yisraelites highly esteemed besides the Sabbath and feasts. For example, most Yisraelites at that time fasted twice a week (Luke 18:12 ). The Yisraelites also kept fast days throughout the year as mentioned in Zech 8:19. Then there was the Feast of Purim (Esther 9:28), and the Feast of Dedication or Hanukkah (John 10:22).

The Yisraelite converts would have probably continued esteeming these days whereas the Gentile converts would probably not, especially since in their minds they were not commanded by Yahuweh to be kept it [Torah is for the whole Planet, so the non-Yisraelite Nations will keep Yahuweh Instructions in Righteousness/The Light of Torah]. However, all men knew the Sabbath was Commanded and so there was no question about its observance as seen in such verses as Acts 18:4 and Acts 13:42-44; 14:1.

Although there is undoubtedly much more to be said, the Sabbath is one of our Heavenly Father's greatest blessings to mankind, to those who would embrace it out of love for and obedience to Him. My prayer is that you will not forget His Sabbath despite His Commandment/Instructions in Righteousness to "remember" it in Exodus 20:8. Harden not your heart in unbelief and accept the blessing of the Sabbath rest for it is truly a delight. Let us enjoy the rest we have in our Savior Yahushua haMessiYah as well as the rest we have been given every "Seventh day Sabbath."

May the Peace and Blessings of Ab aHayah Yahuweh haElohim and His haMashiyakh Yahushua be upon you all, Amein...!

Shabbat Shalom
"Zaquaine" Mufasa Abda Kalil TsidekiYahu

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