“Every ceremony is fulfilled in Christ. Sunday is the day of resurrection.
Under the Old Testament the pattern was first work, then rest– that is, the worship of God.
Now, we are first strengthened by the worship of God, and from there we undertake everything with vigor.
Then, moving toward the Sabbath was climbing up toward God. Today, we move from God into the wide world.
Then, people ascended; today, we descend.
Then, earth moved toward heaven; today, heaven comes down to earth.
Then, the promise; today; the fulfillment.
Then, expectation; today, enjoyment.
Then, from outside to inside, from the periphery to the center. Today, just the reverse.
Then, shadow; now, substance.”
–Herman Bavinck, Reformed Ethics, Volume 2: The Duties of the Christian Life, Ed. John Bolt (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2021), 2: 273-274.