Here are some thoughts on the Sabbath from Joseph Pipa in his book The Lord's Day:
"In Puritan England the market day was the chief business and social day of the week. Farmers, craftsmen, merchants, and housewives would come from the surrounding countryside and villages to buy and sell. Believing that God had appointed the Lord's day for especially important transactions with God, the Puritans called the Sabbath 'the market day of the soul.'...By referring to the Sabbath as 'the market day of the soul', the Puritans remind us that God gave us this day above all other days to conduct spiritual commerce. The purpose of the Fourth Commandment is to free us from our daily business so that we may do business with Him on 'the market day of the soul.'" (Pipa, The Lord's Day, 42-43)
I hope we come ready tomorrow to stock up on truth and to get reoriented towards our great God as we worship him so we are prepared to face the week ahead. We have a day given over to this wonderful privilege; may we make good use of it!
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