That’s what I love about Sunday

January 5, 2011

This past Sunday during our worship meeting (called sacrament meeting), the speakers taught us about keeping the Sabbath day holy.  Their talks were a reminder to me of the sacredness of Sunday and what a blessing it is to keep this commandment.  I was reminded of this beautiful scripture from Isaiah 58:13-14

13 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, honourable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Verse 13 has been a guide for me in striving to keep the Sabbath day holy.  As I have consistently sought to keep this commandment and follow Isaiah’s prescription on how to do it, I have found renewed strength, blessings too innumerable to count, even so many, that I don’t have room to receive them all, and above all, I have found peace.  I feel strongly that because I strive to keep the Sabbath day holy, I have been able to enjoy academic success in medical school while being a husband and father of three children.  I am not the smartest person in my class by a long shot, but my abilities to understand and retain information has been undoubtedly increased.  This is just one example, but there are many more–my marriage is stronger to name one specifically.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that I cannot afford to not keep the Sabbath day holy.  But, it is not just the increased understanding or my marriage that drives me, it is the assurance, peace, and joy that I feel in my life that God is truly guiding my life.  I know that I have found the strait and narrow way that leads to eternal life.

The commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy is still in effect today, just as it was in Isaiah’s day.  I urge you to think about your doings on Sunday, change if necessary, and follow Isaiah’s counsel.  Take God at his word.  Put this commandment to the test.  There will come into your life blessings that you never imagined.  The promises of the Lord and his servants are true, but it is up to you to claim them.

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4 Responses to “That’s what I love about Sunday”

  1. v

    please check your history…where in your bible does the sabbath get changed?  it is a commandment and no one should tell you it was changed.  the same people who sought to change all the times and dates changed this one also….
    it will be a mark for those who believe.
    please read your bible and interrupt by the holy spirit instead of the leaders of your congregation!!!!!

  2. v

    NO one was allowed to change the sabbath to sunday….NO ONE!!!  I appreciate your value on it….just please understand the history of how it got changed.

  3. v

    I am sorry, but your writings talk about Sunday, which is actually the 1st day of the week.  You don’t know your history.. My spouse said i was wrong and not every Christian could be wrong….i said that was not true….nothing in the bible changed that commandment written in stone…everyone was wrong….it is a mark upon us to obey the sabbath…what then are we if we observe a sabbath put upon us by people willing to incorporate pagan rituals with christian observances?  so you really think Jesus observed Sunday as a respected holy day?
    Here’s this to think about?  Why do you think Sunday is oK to worship as the 1st day of the week?  just a question?  can’t find any thing in the bible myself to show the change from the commandmant…..can u?

  4. v

    Wow, please disregard the misspellings of my previous posts.  Sorry!  I value your attitude and your blessings of keeping the Sabbath…my only gripe is how you came to think the Sabbath was on a Sunday?  Our L-rd is merciful and true,, but I beg you to research this thing you think is correct, because it is not…do you have the strength to stand up to history vs. truth?