This is a continuation from the article: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
Ignore means refuse to take notice of or intentionally disregard. People ignore Sabbath day accept and agree with the concept of it but they cannot obey it. They agree with the spirit of Sabbath day but they ignore and disobey God.
Israel ignoring Sabbath
The children of Israel were told by God that bread (manna) will only rain from heaven six days and in the sixth day, God will rain twice as much, for the people to gather enough to take them the next day which was the seventh (Sabbath) day.
Ex 16:4-5 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
On the seventh day, no bread was to rain from heaven, so the children of Israel had to eat what they had collected the previous day (sixth day) which was twice as much. Ex 16:25-26: And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a Sabbath unto the LORD: to day you shall not find it in the field. Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.
On the Sabbath day, some people disobeyed God and went out early in the morning to gather manna but they found none. Ex 16:27: And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. Those who went to gather bread on the seventh day knew and agreed with the Sabbath but they ignored it.
Sabbath day work amounts to nothing
Many of us are like these people who went to gather bread on the Sabbath day. We accept Sabbath day but when the day comes we ignore it and instead wake up early in the morning to gather bread.
The children of Israel who disobeyed God and went to gather bread on the seventh day found nothing. God declares that what you do in the seventh day is always going to amount to nothing. Yes! What we do on Sabbath day will always amount to nothing.
You say you’re working rely hard, seven days in a week not keeping the Sabbath day, but what you’re collecting is nothing. You say you cannot take rest, close your business, stop and quit all your work, that you will get a loss, your finances will decrease etc but all what you’re busy gathering will amount to nothing.
You will get all the money, all the material wealth you can gather, but soon it will amount to nothing. You will look at your work, all what you have been doing disobeying God and cry. You will feel empty in your heart; a void all the money, world pleasure and wealth cannot fill. Those idols you are busy building and protecting disobeying God will not save or give you joy or happiness.
Why Sabbath day?
Taking a day of rest is not because of physical fatigue or limiting creativity. God neither stopped creating on the seventh day because He was fatigued nor because He was limited in creativity or run out of ideas. At a certain point enough is enough and we have to stop. If God did not stop creating, this world will be a disaster; fully crowded.
Many people are busy disobeying God creating disasters in their life. They claim that they have kids to feed, bread to put in the table, bills to pay, targets to meet and so on and so on. Their work has became a god to them; they choose to disobey God by not keeping His command. Watch out because that god (idol) your serving and worshiping will only stare at you as trouble consumes you like wild-fire.
Consequences of not keeping Sabbath day
There are consequences of disobeying God; ignoring the Sabbath day. The children of Israel were told by God to sow the land for seven years and in the sixth year God will double their field yields for them to rest on the seventh year (Sabbath day).
Leviticus 25:3-4: Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof. But in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, a Sabbath for the LORD: you shall neither sow you field, nor prune your vineyard.
For 70 years they disobeyed God and the consequence was them being carried to captivity in Babylon for the same 70 years. God gave the land rest in those 70 years. This is what awaits you when you ignore the Sabbath day.