April 20, 2023

Exodus 20:8 (NKJV) — 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Sabbath Day. Why do Christians worship God on Sunday and not on Saturday?

Early Christians worshiped God on Sunday in observance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Most Christians do not worship on the Sabbath Day.

Warren Wiersbe wrote “When the Jews observed the Sabbath, it was not only a mark of their devotion to the Lord, but it was also a witness to their pagan neighbors to whom the seventh day was just another day. By resting on the seventh day, the Jews were promoting their own welfare as well as that of their servants and farm animals, acknowledging the lordship of Jehovah over time and creation (Ex. 23:12).

Christians set Sunday aside to observe the resurrection of Christ. To worship God in a community of other believers. It is, in my humble opinion a day not only for rest but for community worship.  I reference Hebrews 10:25 often. It is important for Christians to come together. To fellowship with each other, to share in the love of Christ with other believers in Christ.

The nation needs a strong church. We need each other, our fellow followers of Christ. We need to hear the testimonies of how God has worked in the lives of others. We need the prayers being lifted up in a worship service. Corporate worship as important as it is is only a part of what takes place on a Sunday morning. The coming together is family, “The Family of God” being together and loving each other.

The day of worship devoted to God is important to the Christian. We are beat down in the world. We need the time together to refresh our spirit in the love of Christ witnessed through other Christians.

What a great witness to a lost world! A church family meeting together in love and truly worshiping God. There is power in Christians coming together and allowing God to be real in their lives.

Hebrews 10:25 “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”