Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. (Ex. 20:8)

A young lady in California was learning to drive a car. However, finding a highway in California where an inexperienced driver could safely learn to drive was a daunting task. A friend suggested she get up early on Sunday morning and go out on the highway between six and seven o’clock.

The friend said, “The Protestants will be in bed sleeping, the Catholics will be at mass, and the rest will be on the golf course, so you’ll have nothing to worry about.”

She took the friend’s suggestion and got along fine until one Sunday a few weeks later she had an accident. She was hit by a Seventh Day Adventist in a hurry to get to work!

Seriously, many people are confused about the Sabbath and wonder what they can and cannot do. In the beginning, the Sabbath was the seventh day. After Christ rose from the dead on the first day of the week, early Christians began worshiping on Sunday instead of Saturday. Today, with factories and businesses operating 24/7, some people have difficulty figuring out just what to do about the Sabbath.

I recommend: Love God with all your heart and serve him seven days a week. But find one twenty-four-hour period each week when you can rest from your labor, worship God, and refresh body, mind, and spirit.

Rest from your labors, but not from your commitment to the Lord.

Ron McClung lives in Fishers, Indiana, with his wife Carol. He has written his weekly column, Positive Perspective, for more than thirty years.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.