Christians get so caught up on what day they should worship – which day is the Lord’s day. Even so to the point that they forget about the LORD OF THE DAY! Under the Old Covenant, they had to worship in certain places on certain days at certain times – but we are no longer under the old schoolmaster, but the new. If we were, we would still be sacrificing bullocks and lambs for burnt offerings. Instead, we have redemption and the forgiveness of sin through the shed blood of Jesus Christ!
“Being made a curse for us, Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law!”
Under the new covenant, there is no religiosity but discipleship. The COGIC church has an old theme song (I don’t know if they still sing it), “You can’t join in, you’ve got to be born in – this is the Church of God in Christ.” That statement is so true. You can not join the discipleship, you can, however, become a member by being born again – born of the spirit and of the water.
Jesus explicitly said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God … Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” As such, we become disciples of our Lord! Being a disciple of Jesus Christ simply means that we are “students,” “learners,” and more importantly, His “followers” – adhering completely to His teachings. Not only do we study and learn, but more importantly, we obey by putting into practice what we have learned through our conduct and daily walk with God.
Every day is to be kept holy unto the Lord since we are now crucified with Christ. We should acknowledge His presence daily, reverence and respect His role in our lives. It is easy to get sidetracked and derailed from what is important. “But the hour will come and is already here when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Following Christ requires a life committed to His teachings, denying yourself. A true Christian disciple is obedient and obeys out of love, not duty and responsibility. Worship the Lord every day – esteem every day alike. Make it a priority!
Every Day Alike ~~~ Yvonne James | https://www.yvonnejames.com