Post by TheFirebrand on May 6, 2013 16:45:26 GMT -6
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Six days thou shalt do thy work - Though they were thus bound to keep the sabbatical year, yet they must not neglect the seventh day's rest or weekly Sabbath; for that was of perpetual obligation, and was paramount to all others.
That the sanctification of the Sabbath was of great consequence in the sight of God, we may learn from the various repetitions of this law; and we may observe that it is not only for the benefit of the soul but also for the health and comfort of the body.
Does God care for oxen? Yes; and He mentions them with tenderness, that thine ox and thine ass may rest.
This law seems to have been intended to teach dependence on God and His faithfulness in sending the larger increase while they kept His appointments. It was also typical of the heavenly rest, when all earthly labors, cares, and interests shall cease forever.