Our great-grandfathers called it the Holy Sabbath. Our grandfathers called it the Sabbath. Our parents called it Sunday. Today we call it the weekend.
Whatever you call it, there is no question the attitude of the church concerning the Lord’s day has greatly changed from what it observed the first 19 centuries to what we observe, or fail to observe, today. Many people associate refraining from work on Sunday with legalism or trying to earn salvation by the law. But the principle of Sabbath day rest came before the law. It was established by God in the creation week.
God limited buying and selling to six days a week because those activities generally create work for someone and our bodies were designed for one day of rest for every six days of work. When we violate this principle we soon burn out and end up loosing more than we gained from working the extra day.
Observing your God given day of rest, is an important part of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.