I hope everyone is having a blessed Lord’s Day today! 🙂
Here is a little that Thomas Watson has to say about the Christian Sabbath- Lord’s Day:
When Saturday evening approaches, sound a retreat; call your minds off from the world and summon your thoughts together, to think of the great work of the approaching day. Purge out all unclean affections, which may indispose you for the work of the Sabbath. Evening preparation will be like the tuning of an instrument, it will fit the heart better for the duties of the ensuing Sabbath…
We should have the Christian Sabbath, we now celebrate, in high veneration. The Jews called the Sabbath, “The desire of days, and the queen of days.” This day we must call a “delight, the holy of the Lord, honorable.” Isa 58:13. Metal that has the king’s stamp upon it is honorable, and of great value. God has set his royal stamp upon the Sabbath; it is the Sabbath of the Lord, and this makes it honorable. We should look upon this day as the best day in the week. What the phoenix is among birds, what the sun is among planets—the Lord’s-day is among other days. “This is the day which the Lord has made.” Psalm 118:24. God has made all the days—but he has blessed this. As Jacob got the blessing from his brother, so the Sabbath got the blessing from all other days in the week. It is a day in which we converse in a special manner with God. The Jews called the Sabbath “a day of light;” so on this day the Sun of Righteousness shines upon the soul. The Sabbath is the market-day of the soul, the cream of time. It is the day of Christ’s rising from the grave, and the Holy Spirit’s descending upon the earth. It is perfumed with the sweet odor of prayer, which goes up to heaven as incense. On this day the manna falls, that is angels’ food. This is the soul’s festival-day, on which the graces act their part: the other days of the week are most employed about earth—this day about heaven; then you gather straw—now pearl.