“It’s His Day”

You are out with your family and walking around a business district following a nice meal together.  Out of the blue a beggar approaches asking for money.  You only have seven dollars cash on you.  Keeping one for yourself, you hand him six dollars. The beggar seems grateful, but at the last minute grabs the other dollar and runs off.  How would you feel?  What would the conversation be like among your family members?


My guess is there would be, “Why did I even bother to help that ungrateful person.”  Someone might even comment on how the money would be spent and not for anything good like food or shelter.  No one likes to be taken advantage of.  But let’s turn the subject a bit and see how many take advantage of God on a regular basis.


Imagine that instead of dollars, we were talking about days.  God has given us seven days in each week, but He asks us to take one day out of the week to worship Him and rest.  All of us would be disappointed if we tried to help someone and they took more than what was intended.  How do you think God feels when His day – the day given us to worship and praise Him for all He has done for us is stolen, compromised or rejected?  Honor Him this Sunday with your presence in Church.  Not just being in the building, but giving praise in the Worship Service.


The writer of Hebrews said, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage each other…” (10:25 NLT).  Your worshipful presence on Sunday is an encouragement to others and a teaching lesson to all family members.


Pastor Carnes