Friday, February 9, 2018

February 9

I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve gotten wrapped up in my church more than I’d ever planned. Seeing the inner workings and the time it takes to get things done, makes me realize why we were told to take a Sabbath rest. Rest is not just from your daily job, but sometimes you need rejuvenation by spending quality time with the Lord. The Sabbath was made for man, not the other way around. I’ve seen people take the Sabbath so strictly that important tasks were neglected which caused undue hardships on others so that even kingdom work was ignored. Jesus had to school the Pharisees on this point by making it clear that important things were not to be ignored and that grabbing a bite to eat while walking through a cornfield was okay! Taking a day of rest should not be a penalty, but a pleasure, so don’t make it into a ritual or neglect real life issues.

And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath." Mark 2:27-28

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