“Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it. Six days shall you work and accomplish all your work; but the seventh day is Sabbath to Hashem, your G-d; you shall not do any work – you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, your animal, and your convert within your gates – for in six days G-d made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day. Therefore, G-d blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it. Honor your mother and father, so that your days will be lengthened upon the land that G-d, your G-d, gives you.” (Shemot 20:8-12) This selection from the Ten Commandments represents the fourth and fifth commandments.
Our Sages tell us that the Ten Commandments are divided in two sections. The first five inscribed on the first section of the tablets address man’s relationship with G-d. The remaining five inscribed on the other section of the tablets address man’s relationship with his fellow man. Other than a possibly obvious reason, why does man’s relationship with G-d come first?
Why would the obligation to honor one’s parents appear in the section between man and G-d?
G-d is not a physical entity and as such, surely doesn’t tire. What then could be meant by the statement that G-d “rested”?