Day 122: Special Days

Romans 14:5-6a

One man esteems one day as more important. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it.

It’s important to understand what a conviction is. It is something we hold to be right. Notice how important it is for the person who believes something is right to be
“fully assured in his own mind.” We are not to try to argue with people over these issues of personal conviction. That would actually harm the person who holds it. Our goal should be to help each other stay strong in our convictions in order to maintain a good relationship with God.

Notice that both those who observe special days and those who treat “every day alike” are both acceptable to God. This is still an issue of contention among believers and it is too bad since we have this so clearly written. We should learn to respect each other’s convictions. If someone wants to treat certain days as special, whether they be Saturday, Sunday, or Easter, we should accept that. Likewise, of some decide to not observe these special days, we should accept that too because God has accepted them. We must, however be assured in our own minds no matter what someone else does or thinks.

We see here that it is a personal relationship that God values and He doesn’t want anyone or anything to come between us and Him. Whatever we do, we need to live “to
the Lord.”
If you hold Saturday as a special day to the Lord, then I suggest that you continue to do so. Make sure that whatever you do, you do unto the Lord.