People have different ideas about what you can and can’t do on Sundays, how you should and shouldn’t act. This ranges from Sunday being the same as every other day to Sunday being a solemn set-apart time when you go to church, rest, and do nothing else. Though I have never practiced either of these, my treatment of Sunday has varied over the years, covering much of the area in between.
The Bible gives us hints of what to do and not do on the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week – when God rested after he finished his creation). The New Testament describes what the early church does on Sunday (the first day of the week). Yet the Bible is short on instructing us what we can and should do today for our Sunday observances.
Jesus gives us the best guideline when he says, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” When we factor in biblical concepts of rest and worship, we have a framework from which to form our Sunday routines. There is no one right answer. We are each left to contemplate this on our own and home in on a Sunday practice that is true to what God calls us to do.
Whatever you decide Sunday looks like for you, may you do it well.
What are important elements of your Sunday practice? Is there anything you’d like to change?