That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Lord's Day

Tomorrow is yet another secular holiday; it's mother's day. Don't worry, I would say the same thing if there was such a thing as daughter's day. I appreciate my mother and strive to honour her each day (though I admit, I often fail), as I am commanded by my Heavenly Father. She knows I love her.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed.......Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:28-29.

That is my favorite verse for my mother.

However, tomorrow is Sunday. It is the Lord's Day. It is my Heavenly's Father's Day.

Deu 5:12 Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.

Now if only people were half as ecstatic about honouring the Lord's Day as they are about mother's day, father's day, turkey day, you name it day.


  • At Saturday, May 13, 2006 9:39:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    Being different is a blessing and having a different viewpoint should not be taken to mean that you fail to honor your mom.

  • At Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:14:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    ok, thanks, me loves my mommy!

  • At Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:35:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    The Lord's Day has not become commercialized like the other holidays (and may it never be so!) - can you imagine being expected to give someone a "Happy Lord's Day" card? (Okay, that was a really random thought...)

    I do not mean to argue with you, by any means, you have great thoughts here! This is just me thinking again (oh boy, here we go). The sabbath was on the seventh day of the week, so the Deuteronomy verse is saying that we ought to keep Saturday holy, right? (Jesus did not follow the Sabbath as the religious leaders thought he ought to, so does that change our idea of what keeping the Sabbath means?) When believers began to meet together on the first day of the week, did they treat it like the Sabbath? Is applying the Sabbath principle to the first day of the week something that the Judaizers did? Is the observation of a sabbath-like Lord's day what Paul was talking about when he said, "He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it" (Romans 14:6), or was this more in reference to the observation of Jewish holidays? It is interesting that the term "Lord's day" only shows up in Revelation. It is therefore a very traditional way to refer to Sunday, but makes me wonder how quickly the church began to use the term.

    I'll stop now. My future roommate told me that my brain thinks too much and has admitted to practicing the "smile and nod" method of listening when I start going off on whatever. ;)

  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    In the UK, Mothering Sunday is in March.

    It is very beneficial to keep the Lord's Day.

    Angie, I used to think that the Lord's Day was equivalent to keeping the Sabbath. However, I now believe that the Sabbath was meant for Israel.

    There is no indication that the Church is meant to keep the Sabbath.

    I think Christians should keep the Lord's Day and that Romans 14 does apply to Jewish feasts rather than the Lord's Day.

    Every Blessing in Christ


  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 3:29:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Angie and Matthew,

    I fully agree that the Sabbath is a commandment to Israel, but I uphold the fact that Christians ought to keep Sundays Holy unto God.

    I believe in the church. There is so much emphasis on so many secular holidays, but you are tagged a weirdo for going to church on Sundays.

    However, come Monday, when you are asked what you did for the weekend, church comes up and there you have a wonderful open door for witnessing!

  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 9:58:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    What does keeping the Lord's day holy look like to you? Is it more than going to church? Are there other things that you do (or do not do) that you would not do (or do) on other days of the week?

    What about places like Israel where Sunday is a work day? Christian assemblies gather on Saturday instead.

    (A typical Sunday for me over the last few months was go to church at 8:00, sing in the choir at the 8:30 service, go home and eat breakfast, come back for Sunday School at 10:00 (this time giving a friend a ride), sing in the choir at the 11:00 service and stay for the whole service, chat with friends for a bit, go home, sleep, get up, pick up Nicole for choir practice at 4:30, go to the evening service at 6:00, chat for a bit, go out with friends if they decide to go out... Choir is off until the fall now, so I have more time to decide how to use, but if there is one thing I am sure I will still do, it is take the Sunday afternoon nap - it's essential!)

  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 8:47:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    I really am dying to Go to Israel. Maybe it's mostly because my uncle is missionary there and I really want to meet his church and see him on the feild.

    Do you think you will be visiting Israel any time soon again?

    Sundays are great, church in the morning, Sunday School at 10, service at 11. Then lunch with the people, then waisting time for an hour or so, choir at 5 (I'm not in the choire, but I go anyway) and evening service at 6.

    They guys (and the little ones) have started playing hockey after the evening service in the parking lot. I think I may join them next Sunday!

  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 10:19:00 AM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    You Canadians and your hockey... ;)

    I doubt that I will be going to Israel anytime soon, although I would love to go back someday.

  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:11:00 PM, Blogger Carey said…

    Sarah, I want to go to Israel with you! Will you be my travelling companion?

  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 8:59:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    I wouldn't want to go without you!!!! Seriously, I would love to travel on a missionary like trip with you some day.

    Well, we know nothing is impossible with the Lord!

  • At Saturday, May 20, 2006 5:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

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