“‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the Lord.”
The Israelites tried to interpret and live according to this command in a literal way, but there were always exceptions to be made or loopholes that could be found.
Sunday, for Christians, is not really the biblical sabbath day, but is the day we set aside to remember God’s grace and mercy, Christ’s sacrifice, the resurrection, salvation, and eternal life. We do this by gathering in churches on the day we have designated as the day of the resurrection.
Church is important and being there is important. But, there are always people who have jobs that require them to work on Sunday, or people who have to be away or who are traveling.. The important thing in these cases, then, is to remember to set aside some time each week for God, as much time as if you went to church.
Take a pause. Remember Christ’s sacrifice. Remember that you are a forgiven child of God. Read scripture. Pray. And give God the glory.
May the Love of Christ Be With You
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)