Friday, February 4, 2011
Follow-up on the Sabbath
So HOW to keep the Sabbath may actually be easier than WHEN to keep the Sabbath. I think the HOW is to not do worldly things and to spend the entire day (or as much of it as you can) thinking about and praying to God. Don't just sit around watching TV, go to a baseball game, etc. Spending money seems to be out of the question as well based on the OT text (outside of donations to your church).
So WHEN is my real question. Maybe this one is easy as well. I'd like some confirmation from others who are thinking about this subject, though. In my mind the Sabbath is, as it was in the beginning, on our Saturday. My question is, WHEN on Saturday? As of now, I think it should be the sundown on Friday to the sundown on Saturday, but I'm not completely convinced that is correct, either. Maybe the midnight to midnight "true" Saturday?
I'd really like to hear other viewpoints on this. As I said in the previous post, as death was a punishment for not keeping this commandment, it must be pretty important to God, and I want to do my best to keep it correctly.