Holy Saturday

Luke 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Have you ever searched the scriptures to find out what the disciples did this day? This is basically what the scriptures reveal. They obeyed traditions even though Christ had repeatedly broken traditions within their ranks. That was while they walked with Him. When He was entombed that Holy Sabbath Day, they returned to traditions.

What would you have done? Is that even a fair question? Are you a disciple of Christ? If you are, then I would say no, it isn’t unfair, because you have His Word, His teaching and now His Spirit to lead you.

What are you doing today? Good Friday is over. Easter is tomorrow. What traditions do you have to rest upon? Is today a day of prayer? How about meditation? Is today a day of preparing spices and ointments as they did according to the scriptures?

If you are like me, you probably never gave much thought to any righteous activities for Holy Saturday. As a child I spent the day in activities dictated by the weather. Living so far north as I did, weather played a significant role as Easter varied in dates from March to May.

So traditions, even as it was for the disciples back then, was more of a family activity, than an individual choice.

1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Becoming a man of God means I get to choose to either honor traditions or break from them. In this I understand the significance of both. The only advice I would give to anyone is that in making that choice for yourself today, do so with thoughtful consideration.

Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:


Philippians 1:29 For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ’s sake, not only to believe and confidently trust in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, (AMP)

The term “for Christ’s sake” was not always deemed to be cussing. We changed that and it became a form of cussing. That changed the day it stopped being a privilege to suffer for Christ.

There was a time when men and women sought out suffering because it identified them as servants of Christ, that they were not of this world but merely lived in it. Hidden within the lyrics of this old hippie’s music was a line that asked “are you living comfortably.” The music was built around the illusions of the mind and telling ourselves everything is fine even though we have lost control.

Are you in control of your life? If so, what choices do you make to suffer for Christ’s sake? There are those who do make that choice, even today. There are those who chose to put there very lives at risk for the sake of the gospel. Some have died violently. Does that make you uncomfortable? Are you living comfortably?

Ecclesiastes 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

The fact that you can rejoice in your labors is a gift from God but do we acknowledge that with praise and honor to the God who bestowed those gifts or do we live comfortably?

I am not trying to guilt anyone into doing anything. I just want each of us to acknowledge God for all that He has done and is doing in our live, whether we suffer or living comfortably. There is no way to repay the debt we owe for what He has done except perhaps to love Him better today than yesterday. How you do that isn’t up to me. That is between you and God, it is your relationship.

Am I living comfortably? No, thank God.