The Sabbath Was Made for Man

by Andrew Forrest

Jesus makes a startling statement in today’s reading: “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. In other words, God gave the Sabbath to humanity for the purpose of blessing us, not harming us. What if all the laws and commands of God have been designed to work the same way? What if they are all for our benefit?

They are.

Today’s Scripture

Mark 2:23-28


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Ben Wright May 3, 2019 - 8:51 am

In several places in the Gospels Jesus reinterprets the old commands to be less mechanical rules and more guides for our hearts and spirits. In The Sermon on the Mount, he reinterprets the command not to kill and says we should not even have anger toward others in our hearts.

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