Historically, the Reformation standards, such as the Westminster Standards and the Heidelberg
Catechism, have described purposes and uses for the Lord’s Day, which are very different from
much of the contemporary practice of the church. So how should we view the Lord’s Day today?
Does God expect us to view it differently from the other days of the week? Once a person has
worshiped, is he free to spend the day as he pleases? Is it really sin for us to work at our jobs, go
shopping, and eat at restaurants on the Lord’s Day? In the past, Christians stopped normal
working and recreational activities to devote themselves to spiritual pursuits on the Lord’s Day,
viewing the day as a means of grace. Do we see it that way now? Does the Bible give a clear
answer on how we are to observe the Lord’s Day? Is the Lord’s Day for you?” (taken from my
booklet Is the Lord’s Day for You?

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.