BIBLE READING: 1 Timothy 5: 8 - 10 8 But those who won't care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. 9 A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. 10 She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to strangers and served other believers humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do good?
What does this passage say to you today?
BLOG: Tomorrow is Sunday, or if you're reading this via email - today is.
Sunday means "day of the sun." No surprise there. Russian воскресение (Sunday) means "resurrection (of Jesus)". Jesus was crucified on Friday and resurrected on Sunday. Most cultures observe it as a day off from the workweek. In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun god. It was the center of a popular cult among Romans, who would stand at dawn to catch the first rays of sunshine as they prayed. Boy, I would have been lousy at that religion.
But Sunday means more to us than history or religion. Sunday is a day we set aside for better reasons. It is the day that we worship with like-minded believers at church. We fellowship, or build community with others with love. On this day, we acknowledge that our week will not go well unless we give it to Him with all our heart. We tithe and give to see the world change on Sunday. We allow others to sow in our hearts and the hearts of our families God's truth from His Word.
When you think about it, Sunday is a big deal. Sure there are a lot of other things you could be doing, but any more important?
PRAY: Dear Jesus, let Sunday be our day together. AMEN