For Lord’s Day, March 31, 2013
Last week in the evening, we considered the second part of the Westminster Larger Catechism Q&A 117 about preparing for the Lord’s Day to properly sanctify it and the Lord in our hearts. This week in the evening, we will look at Q&A 118 and the responsibility of those set in authority (mainly elders and parents) to supervise the sanctifying of the Sabbath and ensuring everyone has a holy rest in our household.
I’d like you to meditate on the following verse with the Christian Sabbath in view: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1).
This kind of approach in our attitudes to the Christian Sabbath is the way to prepare for and ensure the sanctified enjoyment of the Lord’s Day in our public and private worship. May you see the Lord’s Day this way and prepare to be blessed together as Christ preaches to us in the congregation (Psalm 22:22; Hebrews 2:12). For, The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14). He doesn’t share His secrets with just anyone anywhere, but with those who come to seek shelter under His gracious wings. I look forward to meeting with you there and resting in Christ together.