Posted by: peebles | July 24, 2011

Exodus 20:8 (KJV) ~ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

For as long as I can remember Sundays belonged to the LORD. When I was in my early childhood years, a television programme called, “Upstairs and Downstairs” was shown on a Sunday nights. Many people made one excuse after another to stay at home and watch this soap opera and they were enticed away to spend more time in front of a television screen rather than go to church.

I know that every day belongs to the LORD, and I also know many people work shifts however, isn’t it about time people reassess their priorities for a Sunday and keep it holy unto the Lord, to make time to worship and praise His Holy Name, gathered together in one accord, for the glory of God?

Even within this modern-day society, sporting events and other activities are given more time and honour than the LORD on a Sabbath. For six days you can run around and be caught up with all sorts of things, but surely setting aside a day to just spend time with your family worshipping God on the Sabbath is not too much to ask, is it?

Where has all the reverence for the Sabbath gone? I can understand the words of the LORD from Mark 2:27 (KJV), “And he said unto them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.’” The Sabbath was made first for man to enjoy, to rest and worship God.

Something special happens when you gather on purpose to honour and worship God on the Sabbath and to give your tithes and gifts to the LORD, and to gather to listen to the heartbeat of God from godly men and women who preach God’s word in the power of the Holy Spirit.

My friend, someone once said, “Sunday may be the only time someone opens up his or her Bible.” This should not be! If you are too busy to make time for God, then you are just too busy! Let us embrace our text for today from Exodus 20:8 (KJV), “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Let us remember the Sabbath day and worship the LORD with reverence, exalt him in our praise, and give God all the honour and glory due to His Holy Name, and thank Him for all He has done and is doing in our lives, on this Sabbath day.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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