The seven-day week was invented by God as a pattern for humans to follow.

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Where did the seven-day week come from?

The seven-day week came from God.

Our week of seven days has no astronomical basis. It does not divide exactly into a month or a year or any other time measurement. Yet it works amazingly well.

The ancient Romans tried an eight-day week. French revolutionaries tried to get rid of the seven-day week, as did the Russian revolutionaries. The government of Sri Lanka also tried to abolish the seven-day week in the 1960s.

But they all brought it back!

Perfect length

One day of rest in eight makes the week seem too long. One day in six or five makes the week seem too short. But a day of rest in seven has worked out just right for civilizations down through the centuries.

Where did the seven-day week come from?

It came from God. In the book of Genesis in the Bible we read that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. In the book of Exodus (chapter 20) we find that God made this pattern for humans to follow. He even put it into the Ten Commandments He gave to Moses.

The seven-day week has worked remarkably well in every century and in every country because God gave it to us. Those who don't accept this explanation are left with no convincing explanation for its origin. God created us, so He knows what is best for us. That's why we have a seven-day week.

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