(8) Sometimes you say that the Sabbath represents God as creator, then you say it represents him as deliverer. Which is it?

Thats because it represents both, his creatorship first, then second his ability to deliver. The fourth commandment points us back to God as the creator (Exodus 20:11), but God took it to also points to him as their deliverer (Deut. 5:13-15). This does not mean that the Sabbath was instituted for the purpose of representing their delivance from Egypt and thats it. No, it was instituted in creation week to commemorate creation (Genesis 2:1-3). However, God takes his Sabbath and through it, as a secondary meaning, teaches us that he can deliver us from the bondage of sin. There is much that can be learned from the Sabbath. That God is creator, comforter (rest), deliverer, saviour, etc. The last two are further illustrated in Hebrews 3 and 4. Take a look!

In Jesus, the Solution,
Edwin M. Cotto