"I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. Also I gave them my Sabbaths as a sign between us, so they would know that I the LORD made them holy." (Ezekial 20:11-12)
" There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His." (Hebrews 4:9-10)
Today is Sunday. It is the Sabbath for Christians. It is our day of worshipping our God.
Six days we have had to do our work, to go our own way, to be about doing what our Lord has called us to do as we live on this earth. Our daily offering is to give ourselves to Him, and whatever we find to do in those 6 days to do it with all our might as unto HIM.
But today....Sunday... this day...is the Sabbath. It is set aside from the other six days. The Lord our God has asked this one day to be His, totally His. We were not made for the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for US.
I read His words today. I challenge myself and my readers to think as we make choices today. Will we present this day differently to the Lord as we commit our thoughts and actions to Him? Will we consider if what we are doing is:
An act of our own choice and pleasure that we are offering up to Him?
An act of God's choice and command for HIS pleasure to honor and obey Him?
Yes...there is a difference... in the heart, in the attitude, and in the action that comes forth from it.
Sunday is a day of rest and worship. It is God's sign to us. We are to be holy, set aside, "peculiar." This day is our weekly reminder. It is our day of preparation for the 6 days to follow.
Would you like to find " JOY in the Lord....ride on the heights of the land..." knowing in your heart the good pleasure of the One who has made you?
Worship the Lord your God today. Recharge! Feel His delight in the sanctuary of HIS people.