Sunday, May 27, 2018. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. In Genesis 2:1-3 we read where God spent 6 days creating and on the 7th day He rested from His work. He blessed and sanctified or blessed the 7th day. He called it the Sabbath. This is a spiritual example for us today, we are to rest on the 7th day. We read in Exodus 31:12-18 that God felt the sabbath day was so important He told the Israelites what would happen if they worked on the Sabbath. We should follow the instructions of God regarding the Sabbath.