Text: Isaiah 58:13-14
“If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words.”
The Sabbath day is generally accepted as a day of rest, a holy day unto the Lord, a day that constrains the observers from certain willful things, and which comes up every Sunday.
The scripture reading for today was a heart’s cry of the God of the sabbath himself to correct our perverted perspective of his holy day.
God wants us to do these things:
– Deny ourselves of worldly pleasures
– Make his day holy
– Honour Him
– Doing only what He wants
I have a question for you, do you think these highlighted precepts are meant to be observed only a day in the week?
Think about it very well. Jesus healed every day and does the same on the sabbath day. Some of us only pray on Sunday, read our Bibles on Sunday, and give on Sunday. This is wrong according to the plan of God.
He wants our sabbath to be every day, he wants us to honour and obey him, do his will, and hallow every day of our lives unto him.
If we begin to give God this kind of daily commitment, we will begin to live our lives as though it isn’t ours, but living for God alone. Your job, your academics, and all your plans must come under the jurisdiction of the will and pleasure of God.
David was a great man but don’t desire to be like him until you have made the commitment he made in Psalm 23:6
“…and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Conclusion: Get out of the thought that God deserves only one day of your week and 4 days of your 28 days. Like Jesus and David, Make every day your Sabbath day, this will help you serve Him with all that you have.