It's New Year's day and the Mummers parade on Sunday. It's football Sunday. Can't miss that. Sunday is my only day off from work. Or, Sunday is my only day of overtime and I need the money. Soon it will be Super bowl Sunday. Can't miss that. Or, a basketball championship game will be played on Sunday. Or a hocked playoff 7th game will fall on Sunday. Or a deciding world series game will be played on Sunday. Of course every four years it's the Olympics. Can't miss that. Etc., etc., etc.
So tell me, exactly which Sundays have been set aside to observe as the Lord's day? If you have been compromising on the Lord's day, you can be sure it will be less and less as time goes on.
All of these can't miss activities on Sunday have been designed to distract the child of God from the real purpose of the day.
If we allow one Sunday to be hijacked and taken over by the world, this is nothing but the edge of the wedge. Soon, it will be two Sundays. Then Sunday will be no more. It will be like every other day of the week. It will be endless world. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, endless worldliness and vanity.
The fact is, according to the Bible, Sunday (every Sunday) is the Lord's day. Each Sunday belongs to Him. It is His Holy day. And (by the grace of God) we ought not give up a single one of them. The world can wait a day while our souls are refreshed through interaction with God and His Word--at the Sunday's end the world can pick up once again right where it left off with its relentless sinful agenda.
Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.