Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Sabbath is for us

Mark 2:27 "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath."

Sometimes we look at 'the Sabbath' as some rule God has given us that we have to live up to or else we aren't being holy.

You know what, you can relax. You'll never be holy enough anyway.

And here is Jesus telling us something we often forget - the Sabbath was made for us. God knew out lives would be hectic and busy and full of responsibility and stuff to get done, and that we'd need rest; time to get closer to Him. So he said to us "take a break. Rest in me."

Might you feel differently about 'keeping the Sabbath' if you looked at it as God's gift to you? His permission to take it easy!


  1. Wow. This was short but yet SO powerful. Great, great words Jessie. Just today I was feeling guilty for needing a nap. But perhaps God was giving me a gift? wow.

  2. enjoyed this very much.  i think the modern day church makes it almost impossible to "rest" on the sabbath.  all of our meetings, choir practices and even recreations are planned for sunday.  most weeks i welcome monday because it provides a relief from sunday.  sad.