In the middle of the Ten Commandments of God is a seal. Almost like the one of America, which states whose in charge (the President), his territory (the United States of America) and his symbol, banner, mark, his evidential symbol of recognition (the eagle with stars, strips, arrows and a branch). Well the fourth commandment has similar attributes; such as, whose in charge (The Lord, The Creator), His territory (the heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them) and His symbol, banner, mark, His evidential symbol of recognition ( the sabbath, the seventh day which He blessed and hollowed).
Exo 20:8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 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:
Exo 20:11 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.
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Even from the beginning was it.
Gen 2:3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Before the law in stone.
Exo 16:23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
Exo 16:27And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
Exo 16:28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
Exo 16:30So the people rested on the seventh day.
Mar 2:27 And he (Jesus) said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Mar 2:28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
And after Jesus laid down His life, suffering being nailed to a cross.
(it is written )
Luk 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Even the non Israelite.
Isa 56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
Isa 56:2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Isa 56:3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Isa 56:4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Isa 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
Isa 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Isa 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
Isa 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Eze 20:12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a SIGN between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
Eze 20:20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a SIGN between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
SIGN the hebrew word used here is : OTH #226 in the strongs concordance which means- a signal, a flag, a beacon, a monument, evidence, a mark (a sign) .
So it can be read that the sabbath is the :signal of Gods people, is the flag the banner of His people, is the beacon the monument that shows that they are His and non others’,the sabbath is the evidence the sign of, it is Gods mark between HIM and His people.