Two Things to Do on the Sabbath

Psalm 119:171  

My lips shall utter praise, for You teach me Your statutes.

This verse is helpful to think about on God’s Sabbath day. The Sabbath is a day set aside to do both things spoken of in this verse: praise God and to be taught by God.

Consider two ways we can do each on God’s Sabbath:

Praise God:

  • Through our personal prayers to God on the Sabbath (Matthew 6:9).
  • During congregational hymns at Sabbath services (Psalm 35:18).

Learn from God:

  • Through personal Bible study on the Sabbath (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • Through instruction by God’s servants at Sabbath services (Romans 10:14).

For more guidance on how to keep the Sabbath, read “How to Keep the Sabbath as a Christian.”

New Call-to-action

Discern is published every two months and is available in digital and print versions. Choose your preferred format to start your subscription.

Print subscriptions available in U.S., Canada and Europe


Please choose your region:


Discern Article Series

Christ Versus Christianity
Walk as He Walked
Christianity in Progress
Wonders of God's Creation
Ask a Question