Creation week now comes to an end, with six busy days given to creation, and a seventh day for cessation and rest. The seventh day was “blessed and sanctified”to commemorate “all His work which God created and made” (Gen. 2: 3).
Some have tried to make an issue of the fact that no express record is made of God “making” the seventh day, nor is there any mention of an “evening and a morning” to establish it as a literal day. They do so in attempts to spiritualize it away: to weaken our need for a literal seventh-day Sabbath observance. But if anything is weak, it is their argument. Common sense dictates that God made the seventh day in similar fashion as the previous six. As a matter of fact, no other days were ever declared “made” either. The simple phrase, “and the evening and the morning were the (“first,” “second,” “third,” etc.) concludedeach respective day.
Furthermore, consistency demands that the seventh day consisted of a 24-hour period just as the previous six days, which included an evening and a morning, and not an indefinite period of time.Otherwise, the command found inLeviticus 23: 32: “From even(ing) [i.e., sunset] to even(ing) [i.e., sunset] shall ye celebrate your sabbath,”would make no sense.