Today is June 14, 2019

Verse of the Day — Colossians 2:16

. . . no one is to act as your judge in regard to . . . a Sabbath day.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Rest from your work one day a week, any day you choose.


MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY

In the New Testament, nine of the Ten Commandments were repeated.

You know the commandments, “DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.” —Mark 10:19

You know the commandments, “DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.” —Luke 18:20

For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” —Romans 13:9

The only commandment not repeated was to “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8). The early Christians met on the first day of the week.

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. —Matthew 28:1

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. —Acts 20:7
     See also Mark 16:2, 9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1, 19;1 Corinthians 16:2.

The early Christians met on the first day of the week probably because:

  1. Sunday was the day of the Lord’s resurrection.
  2. The six post-resurrection appearances were on Sunday.
  3. The Holy Spirit came on Sunday.
Revelation 1:10 called Sunday the Lord’s Day. And, in Scripture, the number eight is always used to mean “new beginning,” i.e.—eight people on the Ark, etc.

But more than anything, it’s not what day you choose to rest that concerns God, it’s why you do it in the first place.

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” —1 Samuel 16:7


QUESTION FOR THE DAY

Dear Compass,

In a past GML you said Christians go directly to heaven when we die. If so, why do we need a resurrection?


ANSWER:

Death separates the body from the spirit, the material from the immaterial, and the temporary from the everlasting. Your spirit, the REAL you, will last forever and goes to be with the Lord the moment you die, but your body goes to an earthly grave. Therefore, you will need a new, permanent body/container for eternity. At Rapture, Christ will resurrect your old body into a new body similar to His resurrected body—to an eternal, non-deteriorating condition that is no longer subject to death.

knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. —Romans 6:9

and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. —Revelation 1:18

. . . Jesus Christ, who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory . . . —Philippians 3:20-21

. . . the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. —1 Corinthians 15:52-53

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