I have heard people insist that others are not born again, just because they worship on Saturday, rather than Sunday.
Or……that they worship on Sunday, rather than Saturday.
Who is right?
Does it matter?
Although Saturday is biblically correct, it should not matter which day someone worships God on.
Ideally, they should do it every day.
All days are for the Lord
Paul explains that individuals may have their own way of doing observance unto God, and it is all good:
Rom 14:5 One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day [alike]. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Rom 14:6 He that regards the day, regards [it] unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard [it]. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.
We are not under the law, but of grace. With the Holy Spirit, there is liberty.
With this liberty, we can worship God any time we want.
With a heart willing to please God, we will do our best to obey him at the same time.
Jesus and the Sabbath
Even Jesus “broke the Sabbath” by healing someone on that day.
We must remember what Jesus said about the observance of the Sabbath:
Mar 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
We know Jesus, the Messiah, was the Lord of the Sabbath, yet he “worked” on the Sabbath, thus breaking the letter of the law.
He explained that it was the HEART of the law which mattered.
To do good on the Sabbath was greater than the restraint from some definition of work.
Location, location, location!
Jesus also explained to the woman at the well (according to the letter of the law, an unbeliever, a sinner) that the location of worship was no longer important as well.
Jhn 4:19 The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
Jhn 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Jhn 4:21 Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Jhn 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Jhn 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
Jhn 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
Private prayer is most special to the Father
Congregational worship has its own spiritual benefits, and should not be ignored, but when we are in private, our hearts can be more open and intimate with God.
Mat 6:5 ¶ And when you pray, thou shall not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:6 But thou, when you pray, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which sees in secret shall reward thee openly.
None ……… maybe?
Is there a difference between how to observe and worship on the Sabbath and other days?
I shared some thoughts, but what do you think?
Other viewpoints on this topic:
Sabbath: God’s Gift to Mankind