Genesis 2: 3 contains the foundation for the seventh-day Sabbath. Although not called the Sabbath here – the first mention of the sabbath is in Exodus 16 – there can be no argument that the seventh day is blessed and sanctified by God. The argument that any day, not just the seventh day, can serve as a sabbath, is presumptuous. What makes the seventh day holy is God’s special presence in that day, just as the desert ground upon which Moses stood was holy simply because God was present. (See Ex. 3: 5).