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Lord of the Sabbath Part 2

And He said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?” But they kept silent. Mark 3:4

Again Jesus is dealing with the Sabbath issue again, again hes demonstrating that the Sabbath is a moral issue and not a legal issue. The religious leaders are using the Sabbath as a yoke to put around the people and make them suffer under strict rules and harsh penalties. However this is totally the opposite of what God intended with the Sabbath

Sabbath (Shabbat) simply means Rest, we enter Gods Rest. God didn’t decree the Sabbath to condemn people but to give them relief from their daily lives of work.

Jesus was about to heal a disabled man, when the religious leaders used the Sabbath to accuse him of “breaking The Law” This is why Jesus asks is it “Lawful” to do good on the Sabbath? Should Jesus just allow people to suffer or not heal them because it’s the Sabbath? No that doesn’t make any sense from a Just God.

After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mark 3:5

Because the religious leaders “Hardened their Hearts” they didn’t understand the purpose of the Sabbath. Because they were more interested in pleasing men and becoming promoted with a large title, they didn’t seek Gods will instead of their own

Jesus displaying his Deity and authority, healed the disabled man. Notice the reaction from the religious leaders, they didn’t glorify God and rejoice because someone was healed. Instead they plotted how they could accuse Jesus and ultimately kill him for Blasphemy.

Don’t allow our human pride to overtake Gods glory and purpose for our lives. Jesus is Lord of Lords including Lord of the Sabbath Amen!

Lord of The Sabbath

“So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:28

The debate about the Sabbath in Christianity still continues today, even though this topic was settled by the early Apostles at the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15) many groups still like to use this topic to condemn Christians.

Those who say “Jesus never addressed the topic of the Sabbath” are wrong, here is a good example of Jesus addressing the Sabbath. The word Sabbath is translated from the Hebrew word “Shabbat” meaning Rest, to enter into Gods rest. Many rules were added by man (religious leaders) over time to put people into bondage of the Sabbath, which it was never meant to.

The Pharisees were looking to condemn Jesus and his disciples for picking grain to eat on a Sabbath day. He reminded them when King David and his friends ate the bread that was meant for only the high priests, did the religious leaders stone David for this?

Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27

Jesus was showing that the Sabbath was a moral issue and not a legal issue. Did David do anything wrong morally on the Sabbath? No , but according to the legalist he broke the Law. Jesus is explaining the Sabbath was made for us , to give us rest. It wasn’t made to put us in bondage of The Law

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The Sabbath was all about Gods Rest, Jesus is our Rest, Jesus is the fulfillment of The Sabbath. As Jesus said He is Lord of the Sabbath. Nobody is saying the Sabbath was abolished it was fulfilled.

If you want to keep observing the Sabbath, that is fine, but your not permitted to put others in bondage because of the Sabbath. Being in bondage of The Sabbath defeats the purpose of The Sabbath!

Come to Jesus all you who are seeking Gods Rest, Amen!