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THE FIRST SABBATH – THE LORD’S DAY

DECEMBER 6, Genesis 2:1-3

It is interesting to note that since the Creation, this world has always been blessed with the Sabbath. What is the Sabbath? Actually the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, and since Sunday is the first day, Saturday is Sabbath day.

Why then do our churches meet on Sunday – the Lord’s Day – and not on Saturday, the original Sabbath? It is because the “day of rest”, which Sabbath was meant to be, was changed to Sunday in the New Testament times as churches met on Sundays. After Jesus was raised from the dead, Christians observe the Sabbath on the first day of the week.

The main lesson for today is that after God completed the work of creation, God instituted the Sabbath day. God set the example of working for six days and resting on the seventh to teach men that they too needed to devote one-seventh of his week to spiritual things that are of eternal value.

So, the purpose for Sabbath remains the same – a day consecrated to worship God and for His service. It is rest from worldly labours for all of us. It is to be observed with joy, rest and piety. How are you observing the Sabbath?

Cancel the things that we should not be doing on the Lord’s Day.

going to                       resting
the movie                    at home


having                       visiting
Bible study                 the sick


Thought: Devote the Lord’s Day for the things of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I spend the Lord’s Day wisely. Teach me to focus on You on Sundays rather than on my usual school work, or books or things like that. For all the time You have given to me, may I be willing to devote a day to You. This I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.