“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
– Mark 2:27-28 (NIV)
THE THIRD COMMANDMENT…
“Remember the Sabbath day,
and keep it holy.
For six days you shall labour
and do all your work.
But the seventh day
is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.”
– Exodus 20:8-10
God knows what is good for us
and He prescribes one day of rest every seven days.
God established the Sabbath for our good,
to help us rest
and devote ourselves to Divine worship
…in joy and peace.
When Jesus proclaims Himself as Lord of the Sabbath,
He is affirming His divinity and His divine authority.
Jesus is Lord,
and He emphasises the importance of honouring the third Commandment.
Christ underlines the full meaning of the weekly day of rest:
the Sabbath belongs to God;
it is one way, suited to human nature,
of rendering glory and honour to the Almighty.
What about me,
do I honour Sunday as the Day of the Lord?
Do I make the time for Him
and give God my full and earnest attention,
and honour Him through my worship
and the way I spend my day?
Or is God no longer a priority for me?
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Heavenly Father, help me make all Sundays special…for You.
Lord, help me always make You my priority.