Jesus and the Sabbath

by | Oct 5, 2018 | Friday Messages

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It is interesting to notice how Jesus spent His Sabbaths.  We know that He said that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath: it was meant to be for our benefit.

It is a day of rest for mind, body, and soul.  We have permission, or are even required, to lay our burden down.  We do not always find this step easy, or even know how to take it. But we can take that step by faith, and prayerfully seek Him at the beginning of each Sabbath. He is always there to welcome us into His presence and heart.  When we keep the Sabbath the way He leads us to, there is nothing but benefit.

In Mark 6:2 it says when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach.  This is a good day to hear messages that Jesus may want to speak to our hearts.  Many times Jesus healed on the Sabbath.  The woman with a spirit of infirmity for 18 years was made straight, and the man with the withered hand was made whole.  We may not have a withered hand or be physically bent over with infirmity, but there are other ways to be withered or infirm. Jesus can bring healing to those kinds of inner needs of the heart and mind.

I believe Jesus is just as able to “do good” on this Sabbath as He ever was on earth.  Let’s be good recipients of His goodness, but be helped also to convey His goodness out to a needy world.

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