A Discussion about the Sabbath
23 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples began breaking off heads of grain to eat. 24 But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”
25 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 26 He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest) and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his companions.”
27 Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.28 So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”
Mark 2.23-28 NLT
Sundays are for rest.
Sunday school, worship, dinner then REST. Commanded to rest and also made better by it.
Being still doesn’t come easy to me. However, I take the rest. If something is to be, He’ll help me.
When has busyness ever served me well?
Better to obey and leave both the to do list and consequences to Him.
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11.28-30 NLT
If I recall correctly, Minister Jones closed every sermon with the above – recited from memory (KJV but still). I get it now. Outside of Christ there is no true rest and similarly, the burdens are always heavy.
Thank you God for sending Jesus and choosing me 🙂
Inspired by this.