“What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the biblical term Sabbath? Many people…may first think of legalism….God’s original intention, however was for the Jews to “call the Sabbath a delight” (Isaiah 58:13)…Far from being a day to dread because of its restrictions, God designed the Sabbath to be a delightful day, the best of the week.
If that is true in the Old Testament, how much more should those who know God through Christ and have His Holy Spirit find delight in “the Lord’s Day” (Revelation 1:10)?
How do we do this? As I mentioned in the previous chapter, there are differing views on what the Bible teaches about the Lord’s day. But those rooted deeply in Scripture would agree on at least two principles…First, our greatest privilege and most important responsibility on the Lord’s Day is to worship Him with His people…we also have the apostles command about “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together” (Hebrews 10:25). And the apostolic example associated with this commond is worship “on the first day of the week” (Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:2)
Second, all our activities on Sunday should reflect the fact that it is “the Lord’s Day”…
from Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines For The Overwhelmed by Don Whitney – p167-168