Exodus 20:7-8 ESV
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
quick lesson on our days off for those who don’t know. The last day of the week is Saturday and the reason for this being generally accepted as a day off is because God took the day off. For the Jews they observed it as a day of rest. Now that sacrifice has been made for sin we observe Sunday as the lords day because he resurrected on Sunday. Much of the problems within the church and in individual lives of Christians are particularly because we live in the world five days of the week then forget to keep the Sabbath holy. Not that I believe that we should keep it as they did in old times but we should be living within Christ like modesty in our down time because we’re at our worst when we at rest and leisure. Indeed we come to our Lord with with contempt in our worship when we forget who we party with the devil then present ourselves to our saviour on his day. When we drink we drink to modesty. When we go with friends we should act appropriately as ambassadors of Christ. When we show love to those we love we love not as the world sees love. This is not self righteousness. I’ve failed to this task much in my life. Our goal should be to present ourselves to our Jesus, our creator as we are. We should come to him on his day to refresh and ask that he continues with us for the next week to be our strength to act in a way pleasing to him. When we fail it is because we haven’t asked as men desperately seeking. He does the saving. He does the rearranging. He does the work. so I would leave with the lords prayer as a guideline to bring us into harmony on this Sabbath because as with all instruments we need constant tuning.
Matthew 6:9-13 ESV
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
First we submit to his authority and glory, worshipping in our hearts his greatness.
Second we give him all authority to move in our whole life.
Third we ask him for the gifts to perform his will in our lives and to perform his will before those who do not believe.
fourth we acknowledge that we have nothing to give him that is not his already as a child asking for money to buy his father a gift. We ask him to forgive the best we bring to the table which is our sinful nature and deeds done apart from him and on our own.
Lastly we ask him to take our hand through the week as a child does when walking down a busy intersection. No father would lead his son into a crosswalk that has on coming cars, and that is what a child will do on his own because he does not know any better but to run into the street after what ever catches his eye.