The weekend is here and some are going, “yippee” good times are here…And God is also saying “Yippee” I am going to see my children in my house on Sunday. But sadly He doesn’t get to see all of his children because some deemed it unnecessary to go to church…they have better things to do, so they think.
“I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3)
The apostle Paul is addressing the church at Corinth and warning them about the false doctrines running about. The church at Corinth had a problem with wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing and led some people astray. The serpent once again had stricken the people with deception. He made some to believe there are better things to be busy with than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So it is today! You look at the church attendance and the shopping centers’ on Sundays at the times of services. People don’t seem to care about respecting the Day of the Lord as it once used to be. The once “Holy Day” has turned into “holiday” and people have lost the value of “being in the house of the Lord on the Sabbath.
“Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8)
“You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you; every one that defiles it shall surely be put to death for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.” (Exodus 31:14)
“Blessed be the man that does this; and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps the Sabbath from polluting it and keeps his hand from doing evil.” Isaiah 56:2)
And the list goes on and on; I don’t think we truly understand how important is the Sabbath. When God created all things, He did it in six days and the Bible says that in the seventh day He rested. Now that does not mean that God took a seat and went off to sleep. No, my dear readers. The rest of the seventh day the Bible is speaking of means that God stood back and considered what he had made. And after all this “stock taking” He declares…”It is very good…”
So what does the Sabbath means to me today? That is the day I consider my work and actions and behavior of the past week. It the times when I hear from the Father instructions for the times ahead. It is the times I offer my thanksgiving and praise unto God for the work He has and does in my life.
Let’s get to church…ok?