Drippings from the Honeycomb
More to be desired are [the rules of the Lord] than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. (Psalm 19:10)
The Lord’s Day (secular. Sunday) is an elementary act of Christian devotion. It is the chief public means of grace that is oft neglect, misunderstood and even despised in contemporary church culture. A means of grace is something we do in faith that is the channel for experiencing God’s undeserved favour in our lives. When we pause from our regular routine to worship God is pleased to bless.
Our national statement of faith on the subject says:
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
How are we to understand “unique”? The statement was crafted in 1953, a time when the classic Creation Ordinance (Sabbatarian) view was eroding and a view that it was a New Covenant ordinance was gaining an ascendency. Here are the two possible ways “unique” could be understood:
 Sadly, in our present national review of this item, it has been suggested removing it. This is a case in point to my first paragraph. The LD is such a basic tenant of the Christian faith it is unfathomable why we wouldn’t declare it.
 C.f. the 1689 and New Hampshire Baptist confessions.
However, while different, devotionally the end of both is very similar. Let’s consider the positive and negative aspects of the LD as a means of grace that any Christian should cherish:
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