Good Morning!

Scripture

Mark Chapter 2:27 – “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

Observation

God created the Sabbath for our benefit, not his own. God derives no benefit from having us rest on the Sabbath, but we are restored both physically and spiritually when we take time to rest and to focus on God.

Application

I think I have personally struggled in the past with what is the law of the Sabbath. Only because many teachings in a church have altered my perception of what it should be. This verse really set it right for me. It is a day set aside for us to really focus on God and be renewed spiritually. Many of us have such challenging weeks with work that we do not get physical or spiritual rest. We may have a small time each day to spend in His word, but never so much time allotted as a full day. Take time each Sabbath to really rest and relax in Him and His word. Become refreshed and renewed both spiritually and physically. We live once and many times my philosophy is too make the most of the time we have here, so even on the Sabbath I have tried to “get things done”, but God tapped me on the shoulder this morning and said, take this day (the Sabbath) and make it a day of rest, a day with Me.

Prayer

Lord, I come to you this morning in awe once again. I ask in prayer so many things and you show me with your word the answers. I smile as a pray, because that sounds so simple right? And it is, yet I make it so hard. Lord, please help me to remember that you have everything figured out, that I only need come to you. So, many times I try day after day without you and finally come to you in quite a perplexed state. If I would just start with you things would be so much simpler. Thank you for your word , Lord that I may renew myself spiritually. Lord, help me to always remember that you set the Sabbath aside for us and that I use that day to the fullest for rest as I use the other days of the week fully as well. Help me to give all of my days to you. I love you Lord and in your name I pray.

Amen.