Did God Really Need a Rest?

After six days of creating, God rested (or ceased creating).

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
- Genesis 2:1-2 (KJV)

But God doesn't really need to rest of course.

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
- Isaiah 40:28 (KJV)

God sustains the universe on the Sabbath day also.

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
- Mark 2:27-28 (KJV)

It has already been proven that people that keep the Sabbath (as a day of rest) live longer.

A day of rest is clearly something that we need, and that God has put in place as a special day.

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
- Genesis 2:3 (KJV)

Keeping the Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments that God wrote on a tablet of stone with His own finger.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV)

The idea of keeping a day of rest may seem foreign to you, because it is no longer really observed these days, but why not try it at least once. Just rest from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, and see what a blessed day with God is like.

God created the Sabbath day to spend quality time with us, so just give it a go, and you'll be surprised to see what difference a day makes.