Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 48 God given rest

"The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath.
I am reminded of Jonah 2:8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs"

When we don't take the rest the God planned for us, we pay for it! Siobhan


  1. Siobhan to respond to youre remarks on the sabbath.
    Here is a question to get some input from you girls.On many occasions Jesus incurred the wrath of the Pharisees because He did not live according to their manmade Sabbath regulations. He healed on the Sabbath; He allowed His disciples to shell out kernels of grain to eat; He told a man to pick up his bed roll - all contrary to the Pharisees' traditions but never once did He speak negatively about the Sabbath itself. On the contrary, He observed it and showed in a positive way how to have a sabbeth. Now here is my question if I can make it clear for you which is not easy for me. Some of us minister on Sunday so is this our Sabbath also. Some of us on Sunday ministered to a sister through giving her a baby shower. Fun a blessing and exasting for this old lady. Did I have a Sabboth or not Church was great. Sometimes I have a sabboth on a Monday. How about you girls. Please share youre thoughts

    " And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath" (Mark 2:27,28).

  2. I have wrestled with this issue ever since I came to Christ. I was raised Mormon and they observe very strictly to the Sabbath much like the Pharisees did. I would have a hard time when the members of my church wouldn't observe it the way I thought was appropriate. I would pray for the Lord to guide me and I believe in being led by the Spirit. Sometimes for the Sabboth would land on Sunday and sometimes because of circumstances it would land on another day. The point is that the Lord gives us rest. To have a regular rest day each week honors the principle of what God is trying to teach us. Also, I think that we are supposed to rest in Christ on a regular basis no matter what day of the week it is. Does that help?