Make "Son" Day Your
SATURDAY VS. SUNDAY WORSHIP
Hundreds of years ago, Satan launched one of his greatest weapons to keep God’s people
divided and confused; a device that would keep them from uniting to this very day. That weapon
was “religious denominations.”
Because of religious denominations there has been a consistent debate about what the Bible
says and what it does not say. The one common factor that should unite us, divides us as each
denomination claims to be God’s preference for doing things.
Part of the debate is, “Which day has been designated as the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday?
Some believe that since Sunday is the first day of the work week and God acknowledges us to
work six days and rest the seventh, then Saturday is surely the Sabbath day in the sight of God.
Still others reason that because Jesus Christ was discovered risen from the dead on the 1st
day of the week, then a new Sabbath for Christians has been established, Sunday.
(Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2-4; Luke 24: 1-3; John 20: 1, 19). The early Christians consummated
the 1st day of the week as their Sabbath since neither they nor the words of Christ were
accepted in the synagogues on the Saturday Sabbath or at any other time. (Acts 20:7)
So which day is the correct Sabbath? The correct answer is either. You see, we have totally
missed the point!
According to scripture, God completed His work by the 7th day and then rested. He blessed the
7th day and sanctified it. (Genesis 2: 23) He gave a law to the Hebrews that commanded them
to work six days, but to rest on the seventh. (Exodus 20: 8-10; 23:12)
Notice! God in His infinite wisdom did not designate a particular day of the week. He simply
said work six days, but rest on the seventh.
What we are missing is the reason why God gave this law. Do you really think that God needed
rest after creating the world? Of course not, He’s God. He is not a man, He is spirit. Isaiah 40:
28 reminds us that, “The Lord does not become weary or tired.”
So why the Sabbath? Jesus sums it up best, “The Sabbath came into being for the sake of
man; not man for the sake of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27). In other words, man was not created
for the Sabbath, but rather the Sabbath for man.
God rested on the seventh day to demonstrate to man the importance of taking care of his
physical and mental well-being. It is more important to God that you have a Sabbath day, than
the day you have chosen to be your Sabbath.
I am reminded of what the Bible says about my choice of a Sabbath,
“Therefore, let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a
new moon or a Sabbath day - things which are a mere shadow of what is to come., but the
substance belongs to Christ.” (Colossians 2: 16-17)
Whatever day is your Sabbath, let it be a "Son"-Day; a day devoted to resting our mind and body
so that we can be of maximum service to Jesus Christ, our Lord and a day of worship to our
“Lord Jesus, I thank you that your thoughts are far above my thoughts. Thank you that you are
not only concerned about my spiritual state, but my physical and mental state as well. Give me
the wisdom to understand that I cannot serve you or others well if I am not in the best physical
and mental condition. Let me be an example to others. In your name I pray. Amen.”