Are You Observing the Right Day of Worship? (Source thetrumpet.com) Most professing Christians observe Sunday as their weekly day of worship. Do you know why? Have you ever looked into it? Most people have not. If they did, they might be surprised by what they find. Sunday has been considered the first day of the week throughout human history. Yet the Bible commands a seventh-day Sabbath.
Luke 4:16 tells us that Christ observed the Sabbath day “as his custom was.” The word custom means “your regular practice or habit; your regular routine.” It was His regular habit to keep the seventh-day Sabbath; it was part of His routine.
A Christian is one who follows Christ. Christ set the perfect example in all things, including His Sabbath observance. So isn’t it amazing that most people who call themselves “Christian” observe a different day of worship than Christ Himself did? Shouldn’t a true Christian seek to follow the example Christ set in this matter?
Christ taught that we must live by every word of God (Matthew 4:4). The Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments. You can read these yourself in Exodus 20. Verses 8-11 say, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work … For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”