Why Do We Have The Week?



In Exodus chapter 20, we’re informed that “in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day”

If we take the Bible at its word, as literal truth, then God decided to stretch the creation of the Universe over a 6 day span. As the all-powerful Creator, He could have finished it in an instant… but he didn’t.

As the God of Israel, he doesn’t need sleep, so He could have easily chosen not to rest the next day… but he did. Why make the entire creation event exactly 7 days? He was setting up the weekly cycle!

Think about it: Where do we get the week from?
It’s obvious that the month is roughly calculated by the time it takes the moon to go through a complete cycle.

Also very evident is the year, calculated as the approximate time it takes for the sun to return to the same point of the sky, giving us each season.

But the week?

From the creation, this 7 day cycle has been preserved to the present, despite several attempts to alter the pattern.

If we believe the Bible, it makes sense that it was a specially instituted cycle in the beginning. But if there is no god, then why do we have the week?

I’m David Rives…
Truly, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

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