Enjoy your weekend. It is a gift from God.
But beware of losing the blessing. You may not have noticed but more and more businesses are staying open on Sunday. When I was a kid you could not go shopping on Sunday. I remember when Sears started staying open a half-day on Sunday. It was a scandal to some and an opportunity to others. Now most major stores are open on Sunday. Most major food chains stay open on Sunday. Some people think it is a civil right to be able to shop on Sunday.
One major fast food chain keeps locked up on Sunday: Chick Fil A. The owners make no bones about it. They are Christians and they want their employees to be able to worship if they chose. All of their stores are closed on Sunday. They have run into legal problems over it.
If you are a business owner you need to think about this. You may feel that you need to be open on Sunday. Maybe, maybe not. That is not for me to judge. Do you really think that people need to be able to buy new shoes on Sunday? Is ice cream seven days a week a proof of election? Even more important, what about your health? Are you making it a challenge for God to keep you healthy. And what about your employees?
If you are an employee you need to think about this. This is harder to deal with but not impossible. Early in our marriage my wife needed to work. She could not find anything in the area of her training so she worked as a waitress at a seven day restaurant. People told her that she could not be a waitress and not work on Sundays. She did work as a waitress and she did not work on Sundays. She was not a brain-dead legalist about it. One Sunday her manager called because he needed some extra help. She told them to check around and if they really had an “ox in the ditch” she would come in. He never called back.
(James 4:2 KJV) Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.To be continued
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