If the command to set apart the Lord’s Day continues to have significance today, then we must wrestle with what that means in practical terms. Alistair Begg encourages us to consider that, like the rest of God’s law, the Fourth Commandment is relevant to Christians and non-Christians alike. Sabbath observance can be a means through which men and women are convicted of sin and brought under the instruction of the Bible, and it can be a source of great joy for Christians who set apart the Lord’s Day for worship.
Pathway to Freedom
Here are the Maker’s instructions, and it’s time to give them careful attention. In a culture that glorifies self and disregards truth, God’s Word speaks clearly into every area of our lives. He does not offer us what we want to hear, but He shows us what we need most of all. The Ten Commandments do not provide us with a ladder to climb to reach acceptance with God. Instead, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. These commandments are the pathway for the Christian to enjoy the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.