“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
From doing your pleasure on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a delight,
The holy day of the Lord honorable,
And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,
Nor finding your own pleasure,
Nor speaking your own words,
Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;
And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,
And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.
The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
The Sabbath began in Genesis 2:2-3 when God finished His creative work and rested. He blessed the Day.
In Exodus 20:8-11 He included the Sabbath rest in the Ten Commandments.
There is much debate on whether or not Christians are observing God’s commandment when we worship on Sunday, the first day of the week.
Of course, the church is not observing the Sabbath. We can’t if it’s the first day of the week.
But let me remind you of some scripture.
Col 2:16-17 let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
The true substance of worship on Sunday is Christ.
Mark 2:27 “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.”
Jesus said this after the priest’s rebuke Him and His disciples for picking grain on the Sabbath.
The Sabbath is not found in a day – it is found in Christ.
It’s more than just taking a day off to worship God. Worship of God should happen every day!
Now take today’s scripture from Isaiah and imagine doing God’s will and purpose every day. There is the true blessing.
Live and worship God every day!
Rest in Him every day!
Should we gather together in church? Yes. But know there are those that can’t make it. Law enforcement, nurses, emergency room personnel, the military, and many others keep working to keep law, order, and safety so you can go to church.
Don’t look for an excuse not to worship God in the fellowship of other believers. Look for an excuse to gather together and worship.