Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.Gen 2:1-3 ESV
[Jospeh A. Pipa, The Lord's Day. 32] By resting, therefore, God declared His creative activity to be finished; He contemplated with joy the finished work; and He gave us a picture of the eternal rest that belongs to His people. By resting He gave us an example, reminding us that He is the all-powerful Creator who completed His work and thus has authority and power to govern it. He calls us to seek our rest in Him as we contemplate His goodness and grace in the beauty of creation and the wonderful offer of redemption. He promises the reality of entering into His eternal rest. In our Sabbath-resting we are reminded that God’s works of creation and redemption are finished; we contemplate the complex beauty of His works and are refreshed in communion with Him; and we anticipate our eternal life with Him.
God sanctified this day, let us also seek as His holy people to consecrate this day for His special purpose.
Today, let us pray for God’s effectual call to those who have been attending our gathering yet have never shown the fruit of repentance.
Blessed LORD’s Day!