The sabbath in the creation narrative should not be thought of as a memorial of creation, a looking back to something that cannot be changed. Rather it is the climax of the narrative pointing forward to the purpose and goal of creation. Hence the grounds for sabbath observance in Deuteronomy 4:15 rest on the new creation brought about by the deliverance from Eqypt. See further under point 5 above. God offers eternal life to sinners that begins now: it’s good news, so repent and believe the Gospel!
Rowland Ward born in Melbourne, Australia in 1945, is a lecturer in Church History and Research Lecturer at Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, and minister of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia. One of his favorite movies is the Sharp series set during the Napoleonic wars, he has a Shetland Sheep dog named Bonnie, his favorite smell is not coffee but fresh bread from the oven, his first job after leaving school, and before Seminary in the 1970s in Scotland, was a general insurance officer in Melbourne, and when not engaged in Spiritual disciplines he enjoys family history research.