2.21.2010

Day 66, 11:41 PM Saturday Night, Starting a New Sabbath Habit.

I have been thinking the ole Sabbath theory through for quite sometime. Do I think that it was a law that was fulfilled in Christ? (St. Augustine's View) Do I feel that I can do 'Holy Work' on the Sabbath? Is Saturday or Sunday the Sabbath? What constitutes 'rest' from work? Can I go outside and pick up sticks without sinning? You may not think about these things, but I challenge you to look at your view of 'keeping the Sabbath'?

What does the Christian do in the 21st Century? Do you go out to eat after church? Do you drop by Wal-mart? Do you turn on the stove and cook? If you are a minister, do you think Monday constitutes a resting day? What if Monday turns into just sit around and do things that I didn't get accomplished on Saturday?

I feel that we are to do something on the Sabbath. We are to rest and recognize that the work of Jesus Christ was sufficient on the Cross and that there is no 'extra' work to be done. Therefore, we should make every effort to rest from work. Now, what does that look like?

I don't know. What I do know is that Sunday or your Sabbath, if you keep it, should look very different from the rest of the week. We should make a conscious effort to focus on the work of Christ. How will the Craven family do that?

Well, I think I am going to do 'rest' from Blogging, Computer, Xbox and other things that I know eat up a majority of my day and my thinking. I think reading the Scriptures and prayer should be more of my focus. How will I hold up this? Who knows?

Bottomline: How do you keep the Sabbath at your house? What makes your  "S-Day" any different? How do you keep it Holy? Or do you have other thoughts on the Law here? I am game to hear it.

1 comment:

  1. I love you baby. Thank you for being a man and leading our family.

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