The Importance Of Today

J. D. Conley
December 27, 2015

It's The Lord's Day. The world refers to the first day of the week as Sunday. Sadly, many view Monday as the first day of the week. But New Testament Christians call this day, "The Lord's Day," because it was on this day the Lord was raised from the dead and the church was established, (Matthew 28:1-6; Acts 2:1). The apostle John called this day the Lord's Day too, (Rev. 1:10). Today is important because its on this day, every week, Christians worldwide assemble to worship God and remember His Son's death, burial, resurrection and second coming, (Acts 2:42, 20:7; 1Corinthians 11:26). Today, nothing is as important, or is to take precedence over paying homage to our God and Savior.

It's The Last Lord's Day Of 2015. Hopefully, you did not willfully miss any of the fifty-one previous Lord's Days this year. What better way to close out another year of life God has blessed us with, than in humble adoration to Him? (John 4:23-24). How sad it would be if the Lord came before this year ended, and you chose to be elsewhere other than assembled with the saints? How many more Lord's Days will you be privileged to honor and recognize before you die? How many more will the Lord grant before He sends His Son to judge the world? Its possible that the last Lord's Day of 2015 will be the last one ever. If we knew it would be, how would we treat it?

Is Today The Last Lord's Day Of Your Life? You have no way of knowing, but it could be yours or my last one. Life is uncertain and is bereft of guarantees, (Proverbs 27:1; Luke 12:20; James 4:13-15). One must always be ready for the Lord's return or the arrival of death, (Mark 13:33; Hebrews 9:27). What better way to be ready than to spend today in worshipping and serving God? If death comes today, yet we spent it they way God's Word teaches, and we strove to do so each Lord's Day, and live the other six days of the week in faithfulness to Him, surely we will hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant... enter thou into the joy of thy lord" (Matthew 25:21).

Every Day Is An Important Day. If God's Word teaches anything it teaches the crucial need to make the most of every day. May we heed the words of the apostle Paul, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:15-16).

Today Is The Day Of Salvation!