Dedicated, devoted and revered are words often associated with individuals who appear connected with God, demonstrating faith on a daily basis. Unfortunately, as I look around, searching for a cause to believe in and get behind, few seem to contain a spirit of holiness. In view of this, I wonder if anything is sacred anymore?
As one of the patriarchs of Israel, Moses had an open line of communication with God, retreating up to Mount Sinai, seeking advice, direction and guidance for the Jewish people. During one of these face to face encounters, the Lord reminded Moses of an essential weekly discipline. Leviticus 23:2 introduces a list of sacred assemblies appointed by God, the first taking place on the Sabbath, Saturday for Jews and Sunday for Christians.
This day of worship should not be celebrated alone. Rather, resting from work for 24 hours should be replaced by congregations of like minded believers eager to honor a living God. Although illness or vacation may result in missing a few services throughout the year, don’t allow guilt or regret to interfere with your praise. When God’s children begin to live out the words of Psalm 150, sacred assemblies can unite souls and God willing, usher in revival.
by Jay Mankus