of ourselves together…
The church is open and ready for Godly worship each Sunday. This example helps:
Seven unmarried brothers lived together in a large house. Six went out to work each day but one stayed home. He had the place all lit up when the other six arrived home from work. He also had the house warm, and most importantly, had a delicious, full-course dinner ready for his hungry brothers.
One day the six brothers decided that the one that had been staying home should go to work. “It’s not fair,” they said, “for the one to stay home while the others slaved at a job.” So they made the seventh brother find work too. But when they all came home the first night, there was no light, nor was there any warmth, and worst of all, there was no hearty dinner awaiting them. And the next night the same thing: darkness, cold, hunger. They soon went back to their former arrangement.
It’s the day of rest and worship that keeps the other six bright, warm and nourishing. When we desecrate the Lord’s Day, we only hurt ourselves.
Our great-grandparents call it the Holy Sabbath. Our grandparents called it the Lord’s Day. Our parents called it Sunday. And now we call it the weekend.