The Lord’s Day Every Day

mt rainier sunriseThe Lord’s Day.  The Sabbath.  The first day of the week.  No matter what you call it, the Bible specifically refers to a special day set aside for God and worship (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10, Isaiah 58:13).  The best biblical passage on this topic though is Matthew 12:8.  This passage reads , “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”  It’s obvious from this text that our Lord is our Lord every day, not just some special day of the week.  While we corporately worship God on Sunday in celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, our worship should extend to the other six days of the week as well.

While Jesus was alive on earth as a human, he practiced the Jewish tradition of worship on the Sabbath.  But much of his service, teachings and miracles occurred on other days of the week.  And it should be the same for us today.  My Christianity shouldn’t be turned off like a light switch once I leave the church building Sunday morning.  I can work for God spreading the gospel while I’m at the gym on Tuesdays or serve my students at school on Fridays.  Those are acts of worship which bring glory to God just as much as my singing and partaking of communion are on Sundays.

Remember today and everyday, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

-Joe

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