It is fitting to write this one on a Sunday. .
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
How nice is that? God gave us a day off, because he knew we needed it.
However, society is pressing us to work more and more. Work is a very good thing. God invented it before sin came into the world. It is not a sin to work…but when God says you need a day off….you need a day off. Taking a day to slow down and pay extra attention to God and be with His people is a very good thing for both our physical and spiritual health.
You might say, it’s too difficult to get out of bed in the morning and go to church. There are many benifits though, you get to hang out with God and learn from Him, and you get to be with his people who also love you (or at least they should).
It is important to keep meeting together to reaffirm commitment to something much bigger than ourselves. Society will try all sorts of things to try to get us to avoid meeting together.
“Don’t go to church, watch your son play soccer instead.”
“Why not hang out at the mall instead.”
“I bet your boss would like you more if you took the day and worked on that project.”
“Do anything else! just don’t be lame and go to church!” (They know we could change the world..and they don’t want us to).
Being involved in sports or going to the mall are not bad things. When they take up Sunday morning and your time with God’s people, it can be a negative distraction though, as they take away a chance for you to learn from God and other God fearing Christians.
Go ahead, take the day God has given you, spend it with Him, His people, and your family.