2 On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. 3 God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done. Genesis 2:2-3WEB
This passage contains a description of the reason and means by which God made the Sabbath holy, "God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made". This passage is regularly cited by other passages in the Law which call for observation of the Sabbath by believers.
The Sabbath principle has abiding relevance for believers today. It finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ, who is our rest.
This principle has direct relevance to an understanding of the following topics:
Notes on Interpretation/Application