It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.
~ Luke 23:54
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
~ Proverbs 1:5
Sabbath as Worship
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
~ Psalm 95:6
“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."
~ Mark 2:27
The Sabbath was hallowed at the creation. As ordained for man, it had its origin when "the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7. Peace brooded over the world; for earth was in harmony with heaven. "God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good;" and He rested in the joy of His completed work. Genesis 1:31
Ellen White, Desire of Ages - ch 29