The Duty of a Christian

If you love Me, keep My commandments.

John 14:15

Which commandments are we to keep? What is the Truth and what is a lie about that? Does it make a difference in the life of the believer — and the ones who are watching her — if she sets aside one day per week on which she is not doing any kind of work? Isn’t keeping the Sabbath just for Jews but not for Christians?

Keeping the Sabbath has been very important for the Christian in the 19th century. Listen to what one preacher in the 1800s had to say about it:

It is a sad state of things when sinners are bold in sin; when multitudes can openly break the Sabbath, and openly frequent the tavern.

(Robert Murray McCheyne)

So is the Sabbath still relevant in our day and age? How about calling it by a different name? Just as another label on the box, will not be changing its content, so renaming the day to “Sunday” or “Day off” does not make the command of the LORD void. We can rename the Sabbath all we want to this will never change what God says in His Word about that day.

What does He say about it? You will find separate posts about that in my blog.

My point today is that people can call evil good, but it will in no wise make it good; and they can call good evil, but this will likewise not change it into evil.

People have a tendency to repeat listening to or talking about things which are not true in and of the Word of God. The question: “ Hath God really said?” keeps repeating itself ever since its first appearance in the Garden of Eden and then throughout history.

You see, being a genuine Christian is not about the label (name). It is not what we claim to be or what others are saying that we are. What really matters is that we are aware of our duty and that we will do our duty in love for Christ Jesus the LORD.

So —

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God,
and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)

Fear God and keep His commandments today.

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