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Remember to keep holy the Lord's day

Sunday= God's Day

During the Paris Olympics in 1924, Scotsman Eric Liddell, a celebrated sprinter, was expected to win gold in the 100 meters. However, he discovered that the time trials for his event were going to fall on a Sunday, which he believed to be the Sabbath. (While he had the wrong day, he did have the right attitude about the Sabbath.) Even though he had relentlessly trained and his country had invested in him, he refused to run. This decision put him under immense pressure from politicians, teammates, and even some family. “God will understand,” they said. “Your country is counting on you! Do it just this one time!” But he said, “No. I can’t do it—not even once.” Well, it turned out that Liddell could run in another event that did not conflict with his beliefs—the 400 meters. During the time trials, he didn’t perform well. Teammates wondered about his ability to secure a medal. But Liddell believed the results were in God’s hands, and just prior to running the final, he was handed a slip of paper from an American with a profound message on it: “Those who honor me, I will honor.” When the gun sounded, Liddell ran like he was possessed and broke the standing record to finish first!Eric Liddell firmly believed in obeying God no matter the cost—and that meant following every one of His Ten Commandments, including the fourth.For him the Sabbath commandment was no less important than the ones that say, “Do not murder” and “Do not commit adultery.” It’s very difficult for most people to wrap their minds around that idea, but I also believe it is absolutely true. Very few people, after accepting Christ, dispute nine of the Ten Commandments, but the fourth they often see as a “personal preference” or optional commandment. But it’s not just a recommendation from Moses; it’s the law of the Almighty.The Bible tells us, “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all” (James 2:10). The devil doesn’t care whether your sin is adultery or murder or Sabbath breaking, just as long as he can get you to sin and separate you from God.He knows that in God’s view the Sabbath commandment is not any less important than the other nine. That’s why I believe it is the devil’s plan to erode our convictions through rationalizations and compromises so that when the big test of the last days comes, when we must choose whom we will worship on penalty of death, many people will have been so trained to compromise that they won’t be prepared to take a stand when it matters most. That’s why it is important now to be faithful in keeping the Sabbath holy; it’s all about preparation.

Story on the 3rd commandment

Origin

According to Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and on the seventh day, he rested. This is the Biblical origins of the week.God blessed the seventh day of the week and made it holy.The next mention of the seventh-day Sabbath rest was after the Israelites had left Egypt and were travelling through the desert complaining of hunger. God provided manna for them each morning for the first six days of each week. They were not to save any manna from one day to the next. But on the sixth day, they were to collect enough manna for two days, so that they would not have to go out on the seventh day—the Sabbath.Some disobeyed God's instructions so The LORD said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions? Bear in mind that the LORD has given you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where they are on the seventh day; no one is to go out.” So the people rested on the seventh day."When God later gave them the 10 commandments on stone, Israel was commanded to remember the creation Sabbath and keep it holy by not doing any work and allowing the whole household to cease from work. This was in recognition of God’s act of creation and the special status that God had conferred to the seventh day during the creation week.

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The 3rd Commandment

Personal Reflection

The third commandment is "Remeber to keep holy the Lord's Day" and that relates to my life in a couple of ways. First it relates to me in my community because not many people go to mass every week. In my community only a select number of people go to Church every week and they skip it to go to sport games, go out, or just stay home and not do anything meanwhile they can spend an hour of the day praying with God in his house. If you have a tournament for a sport or you have a game somewhere on a Sunday then, you shouldn't go because that is our faith's day of rest. You should spend that hour with God instead of shooting a ball into a basket because you don't feel like going.God did not make the day of rest, a day of no fun he made it into a day of relaxing and taking a breath from your week to be with him and his son, Jesus. The Sabbath isn't supposed to be a day that you dread, it should be a day that you are excited for because you are spending it with God. God helps you everyday so why shouldn't you help him by going to Mass and spending time with him.

Quotation

http://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/what-does-it-mean-practically-to-keep-the-sabbath-holy

"If you don't take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You are doing too much, you're being too much in charge. You've got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you are not doing anything". ~ Eugene H. Peterson

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The link is for a interview on the Sabbath

How it is used today

The third commandment is still used by many Christians today, but not many people go to Church every week as they should. God asked for one day a week for us to worship him and some people can't even give him one day a week. According to the book of Exodus 20:1 8-11, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” I believe that we should go to mass every week and we should give God one day a week. Most people go to Church every week but more should go and it is God's day and we should spend our time with him during that one day.


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