It’s fascinating that the more conveniences that we have in our modern world, the busier we have become. Washing machines, automobiles, and the Internet have not made us less busy … instead, busier! But, the Sabbath Day is a holy day, a consecrated day, and a day for our personal sanctification. Let us take Sunday as a day to remember what God has done for us; don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow “shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34)
And what did Jesus do? What can we remember on Sunday as we set the day apart for worship? Some call it the Christian Sabbath; some the Lord’s day. It is on the first day of the week that the early followers of Jesus went to the tomb and realized that Jesus had been resurrected from the dead! The payment for our sins had been completed, and He was raised victoriously. Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2, and all the gospels attest to how special the ‘1st day of the week’ became for the early churches.
We encourage you this week and especially this coming Lord’s Day, think of the Sabbath as a day of rest, as a day of God showing how much He loves you and cares for you, and as a time to rest from all the work that the Lord has given you to do with your hands.
If you need a church to visit this Sunday and you find yourself in Western Massachusetts, we invite you to Berkshire Hills Baptist Church in Lee, MA. If you want to hear all of the sermon this blog post has been based on, listen here: