What does it mean to “keep holy unto the Lord”? How do you prepare your heart for the Sabbath? What does this paragraph have to say to the first part of the command: work six days? Why do we rest from our works, words, and thoughts? What is meant by “recreations” and do we really need to rest from them on the Lord’s Day? Why the expression “whole time”? What are duties of necessity and mercy? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 21.8:
This Sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when men, after a due preparing of their hearts, and ordering of their common affairs beforehand, do not only observe an holy rest all the day from their own works, words, and thoughts, about their worldly employments and recreations;but also are taken up the whole time in the public and private exercises of his worship, and in the duties of necessity and mercy.