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!