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Worship is a Lifestyle, not a Day

Re-name this day to Worshipday, and then go and live out what God has for you.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 15:19, ” Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. “

Background

This year is a leap year. And having that 366th day has given rise to a new idea. A proposal has been made to alter our calendar, namely to eliminate the day of Sunday. What we would be left with is anyone’s guess, but a few options have been suggested. Obviously, the first is just to have a six-day week. That works rather neatly during a leap year, for there would be exactly 61 six-day weeks in the year. The work week may or may not shrink from five to four days, but Monday would become the new, official first day of the week. Some think that a four-day work week would necessitate going to 10-hour days in order for productivity not to drop dramatically. Others, though, feel that having eighteen extra weekend days during the course of a year would do much to re-energize society and the work force such that no drop off would occur. Now, work week aside, what does that mean for regular Sunday activities? The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and the NFL dominates our culture for the better part of five months a year, beginning with the games on Sundays. What would that look like? And what about church? What would happen to every Christian and Christian-like service that takes place and has taken place for hundreds of years? Where would the Sunday worship service fit in?

Application

I made all of this up. At least, I’ve never heard of this idea before, though that’s not to say that some wacko somewhere hasn’t at some point seriously considered it. But my purpose was threefold. First, I want us all to consider what our worship currently looks like. How much of it is driven by habit and a calendar? How much of our heart is put into it? Second, what has to happen to get you to worship? Does it have to be Sunday? Does your day have to go well? Can it only be at a certain time? And lastly, if it were totally up to you, without any outside help or conditions already in place, what would you go through to worship Jesus? What would it take to get you to bow your knee in worship?

Charge

As we seek Him today, re-name this day to Worshipday, and then go and live out what God has for you.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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