Sunday, January 25, 2015

Examin Sunday 25 Jan 2015

Some take our Lord's declaration that the Sabbath was made for man too far, to the point where the Lord's day becomes all but indistinguishable from any other day of the week. Jesus spoke to protect people from the kind of legalism that acted to prevent people from looking after their basic human needs or showing compassion to others in the name of keeping the Sabbath. He was using his authority as the Son of God to ensure the correct interpretation of the law, not, as he said elsewhere, to abolish it. There was no suggestion in his words that the Lord's day should cease to be a day of rest or a day of worship. Those who use his words as an excuse to treat the Sabbath as if it were any other day risk falling into the same kind of legalism Christ strove to set aside.

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