for the Sabbath
the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex. 20:8
"Remember" is placed at the
very first of the fourth commandment. Parents, you need to remember the Sabbath
day yourselves to keep it holy. And if you do this, you are giving the proper
instruction to your children; they will reverence God's holy day. . . . All
through the week keep the Lord's holy Sabbath in view, for that day is to be
devoted to the service of God. It is a day when the hands are to rest from
worldly employment, when the soul's needs are to receive especial attention.
The Sabbath--oh! make it the sweetest,
the most blessed day of the whole week. . . . Parents can and should give attention
to their children, reading to them the most attractive portions of Bible
history, educating them to reverence the Sabbath day, keeping it according to
the commandment. . . . They can make the Sabbath a delight if they will take
the proper course. The children can be interested in good reading or in
conversation about the salvation of their souls.
During a portion of the day all should
have an opportunity to be out of doors. . . . Let their young minds be
associated with God in the beautiful scenery of nature, let their attention be
called to the tokens of His love to man in His created works. . . . As they
view the beautiful things which He has created for the happiness of man, they
will be led to regard Him as a tender, loving Father. . . . As the character of
God puts on the aspect of love, benevolence, beauty, and attraction, they are
drawn to love Him.
The Sabbath is the golden clasp that
unites God and His people.
It means eternal salvation to keep the
Sabbath holy unto the Lord.
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