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According to Exodus 20:8-11, is Sunday still a holy day?



    
    

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Mini Aurel Gheorghe
According to Exodus 20:8-11 Saturday is the Lord's day, a day that God blessed and made holy. As far as I'm aware, the Bible does not mention any other day which God blessed and made holy. Moreover, I cannot find any Bible text saying that Sunday is (or was) designated by God as a holy day.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I. SUNDAY IS A DAY TO REMEMBER OR REFLECT (EXODUS 20:8, 11)

God says in Exodus 20:8, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” If God commands us to remember the Sabbath, then we know the Sabbath may be something we are in danger of forgetting. And we have noted [as of 2015] a gradual decline in our country concerning the holiness of this special day and the place of prominence it once held in our culture.

A. Reflection On God’s Pattern – Ex 20:8, 11 

"Remember" The Israelites are challenged to "bring to mind" the pattern God Himself set forth for them regarding the rest of the Sabbath. 

"Sabbath = Rest, cessation. When God finished His great work in Creation. He paused to rest and reflect upon all that He had done, Gen. 2:2. We know He didn’t need the rest, yet He knows we do! Therefore He Himself set the pattern that we are to follow.

B. Reflection On God’s Provisions – Sunday is a great day for us to step back from life and look at all the blessings we have enjoyed over the last 6 days. This practice will keep us current in our praise and in our thanksgiving – 1 Thes 5:18; Eph. 5:20.

C. Reflection On God’s Promises – As we contemplate the coming work week, we need to call to mind God’s promises for our lives. Remember that regardless of where we go, He will be with us – Matt. 28:20; Heb. 13:5. That no matter what we face, He will constantly be meeting our needs – Phil. 4:19. That in every task, He will continually strengthen us for the job – Phil. 4:13. Sunday is an excellent day to begin preparing our spirit, heart, and mind for the week ahead! -Rev. Todd Linn|Rev. Matt McCraw|Rev. Rich Stratton

II. SUNDAY IS A DAY OF REST

A. Man’s Labor Is Crucial – Ex 20:9 –

Contrary to popular belief, work is not a part of the curse! Before man sinned, he was given work to do, Gen. 2:15. 

(Some say that sweat during labor is part of the curse – Gen. 3:19.) God’s intention is that man should work to earn his livelihood. This intention is clearly stated in 1 Thes. 3:10-12 and 1 Tim. 5:8. Man is called upon to get to work and to be busy!) If able-bodied, man is to have gainful employment and/or volunteer work.

("Thou shalt" – In the midst of all these "Thou shalt not’s" is a pretty significant "Thou shalt." So, work is not a curse, it is a privilege! Work and the ability to work, are blessings from the hand of the Heavenly Father!)

B. Man’s Lull Is Commanded – Ex 20:10 – Just as man is expected to work, man is also expected to rest! Our bodies were never designed to work constantly, but we were made to have a season of rest. The purpose of God’s command is to allow man time to refresh his body for the 6 days of work that are ahead. God Himself is our example here: In Exodus 31:17, we read that “in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”

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