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The question of why Christ observed the Sabbath is obvious: by definition, the Christ was to be sinless. Violating the Sabbath of the LORD by replacing it with the abominable Babylonian/Roman fraud known as "sun day" is a sin (see the Fact Finder question below).
Jesus Christ was a Sabbath keeper, literally from the beginning, because Christ Himself created it (see Christ The Creator).
"2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:2-3 KJV)
The Fourth Commandment was not new at Sinai. The words are the same as at the beginning.
"20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 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: 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." (Exodus 20:8-11 KJV)
"Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy"
Jesus Christ did not observe "the Jewish Sabbath." Christ observed the LORD's Sabbath, Christ's Sabbath - that existed right from the time of Creation. He observed the LORD's Sabbath, with the people of Judah, throughout His life at Nazareth.
4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read [see Aliyya and Haftara]. 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
After the people of Nazareth rejected the Truth that Christ taught, He moved to Capernaum where He continued to obey God's Fourth Commandment.
"4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. 4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
After Sabbath services, the Christ fellowshipped with believers - and healed those with ailments.
"4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Fact Finder: How did "sun day" originate? How does the Holy Bible prove the actual day that Christ was crucified (late on a Wednesday afternoon just before sunset) and the actual day that He was resurrected (late on a Sabbath afternoon just before sunset - after three days and three nights in the tomb)?