The sabbath day of rest is a source of contention among many groups. Some say we should observe the sabbath on Saturdays because it is the seventh day of the week, according to the Julian calendar. Others say we should observe it on Sundays because, under the new covenant, the believers observed it on the first day of the week. Within the contemporary culture, there are people who are required to work on both days…so when is it the appropriate time for them to observe the sabbath day of rest?
As a part of the law, the sabbath day of rest was observed as a sign to the people of God that their days under the former oppressive system were over. It was a day to be observed wherein humanity would be restored to God’s order within the cosmos (universal creation) as we were in the beginning. It is a sign of a new and fresh beginning…one filled with unlimited possibilities within God’s Kingdom…in freedom…under His government…thus, destroying the system which had oppressed His people for so long.
So to answer the question, ‘When are the people to observe a sabbath day of rest whom have to engage in work on both normally observed days?,’ the answer would be…whatever day they are afforded to observe it. As we are under grace, we are no longer bound to either. God’s government does not allow us to neglect our responsibility of relationship to His creation, but it does free us from the oppression of man’s tradition without any condemnation…#thinkonthesethings