Updated: Jan 19
How special is the Lord’s Day to you? What was once a matter of obedience to the Israelites punishable by death, has now become an hour IF CONVENIENT to too many Christians today. The Lord outlined the purpose of the Lord’s Day when instituting the Sabbath to Moses for the Children of Israel. Even though the Lord‘s Day has changed for us, these things are still applicable.
Ex. 31:12-17 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep:”
1. A day designated for the Lord to develop your personal holiness.
“for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.”
2. It is a matter of obedience and should not be like any other day.
“Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.”
3. It should be a day of rest and worship.
“Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.”
4. “The Lord’s Day” remained on the Sabbath (Saturday) for the Jews until it was changed to Sunday by the church after the resurrection of Jesus ( See Acts 20:7 & 1 Cor. 16:2).
“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.” LESSON - According to Heb. 10:25, Church attendance still is a matter of obedience, but our motivation should be love, not duty. This is a DAY, not a couple of hours, set aside for the worship of our Savior, the receiving of instruction from God’s word, and the development of our walk with Him. I hope that you have not allowed the pandemic to change your perspective regarding Sunday. It still remains a special day to the heart of God! Does your attendance reflect the same belief to you?