Scripture & Catechism

3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.
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337 God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order. Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine "work", concluded by the "rest" of the seventh day.(Gen 1:1 - Gen 2:4) On the subject of creation, the sacred text teaches the truths revealed by God for our salvation,(cf. DV 11) permitting us to "recognize the inner nature, the value and the ordering of the whole of creation to the praise of God."(LG 36 # 2)
345 The sabbath - the end of the work of the six days. the sacred text says that "on the seventh day God finished his work which he had done", that the "heavens and the earth were finished", and that God "rested" on this day and sanctified and blessed it.(Gen 2:1-3) These inspired words are rich in profitable instruction: