What Do You Do On Sunday? What Should You Do on Sunday?

What Do You Do On Sunday? What Should You Do on Sunday?

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.

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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.

What are important elements of your Sunday practice? Is there anything you’d like to change?

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Mark 1-4, and today’s post is on Mark 2:25-28.]

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of manmade traditions and practices. Read more in his blog, books, and personal weekly email updates.

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