Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he rested from all His works God began to make.
Fr. James Purdie of St. Basil pointed out that the first full day after God made man, He rested. I am sure, at least, one of the great church fathers or mothers pondered this and came up with something far more meaningful than what I am about to preach this morning.
EVERYDAY AS THE SABBATH
(thesis) We are all familiar with God resting on the seventh day of the creation story
(antithesis) Since God didn’t use a modern or ancient man-made calendar, who knows what that seventh day was
(propositional statement) As the Lord is merciful to allow us to see another day, let us count each day as a Sabbath whether or not we attend church that day.
(relevant question) How do we make each day a Sabbath?
(points) no matter what day it is (v.2):
- bless it
- sanctify it
- rest in God in it
(conclusion) May God find us ready to join him on that day of Christ’s return on any day.