What is the proper way to observe the Sabbath?
English Standard Version
he said to them, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'”
You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.”
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
This last verse is interesting to me. Because in our current day it is tempting to push against the trashing of Biblical roles by creating a “hyper” traditional household. By making the wife a maid. This is a reminder (to me) that as the man of a house you are the leader of it in the same way a benevolent king is entrusted with the welfare of his people.