Yesterday, during the after Holy Communion Service, Pr CAQ spoke about the Holy Communion being a reminder of the covenant that we have with our Lord Jesus Christ.
We were asked to consider … have we truly kept our covenant with God? Or have we despised it and even broken it.
In reading the passage of the Bible today, another covenant is brought up and we would do well to contemplate on it and consider… have we also despised this or broken it?
16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’”
~ Exodus 31:16-17
Observing the Sabbath is a perpetual covenant.
So how do we keep the Sabbath?
Pr CAQ spoke about what the covenant is but it is good for us to think about it again.
The covenant that God spoke of here is with His people. It is more than a promise. It is the Word of God… unbreakable… unshakable … immovable.
The Word of God in the Bible is a covenant between we, His children, and God, our Father.
Each of us have our part to play. And very often, we are the one who is at fault for not keeping our side of the covenant.
The psalmist says this of God:
My covenant I will not break,
Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
~ Psalm 89:34
God respects His Word. And His covenant. Nothing changes once He says it.
The question is … do we play our part?
We say that the Lord is my Shepherd and we shall not lack? But are we truly His sheep, heeding the Master’s voice? Or do we stray and even wander away?
Do we gripe and complain that we lack in things… when Jesus Himself has promised us that the Heavenly Father knows our needs and will provide for all that we need … as long as we seek Him. Do we?
The Sabbath serves as a constant reminder of this covenant we have with the Lord Jesus.
Let us treasure this and be thankful we have a Heavenly Father who keeps His word all the time.