“Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall. No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10: 10-13
So how do I make this day, a reminder of it being the Lord’s day, and not just another day to work and play or whatever it is we do? What can I say that will bring the heart in line with the Lord instead of being concentrated on the busyness of the day? What can we do to revive in us the work of the Holy Spirit, to bring a completeness of the day, purpose of the day? I am thankful to be living in a time of God’s grace over humanity instead of judgment, yet there will be a time. When the Hebrews were so busy with their own lives, and living for pleasure instead of God, did they feel like this? Did they wonder what God had planned for them each day, or did they forget about God, and just awoke to the adventures of what could please their bodies each day? Even though we live in a time of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, we still have the need to be obedient to the Word, be obedient to God’s direction for our lives, and that direction has not changed. We are to love Him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. We are to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are to think about doing good in all situations, and feed the hungry and think about others before self.