Sunday, first day of the week, the Lord’s Day
Happy top of the week to you!
Today is not the Sabbath. Saturday is, or more precisely, Shabbat is, which was yesterday. If you grew up thinking, or understanding or being taught, that Sunday is Sabbath, it’s easy to understand why. Because the religious leaders said it was. Now, it can be taken as a Shabbat, but it isn’t The Shabbat, a literal day in the calendar week. It’s a rest, a break, the cessation of work activity. The Command in Leviticus requires also that your animals take a rest too. Rather all encompassing, isn’t it?
Paul teaches that any day can be a Shabbat. Shabbat was made for man, not man for the Shabbat, as Jesus states it. Meaning, a man ( and a woman) needs a day of rest. It’s necessary, it’s needed, it’s a design requirement. Take a rest! The LORD is telling you. It’s not good to work too much. So, yes this blog is short today. Because I’m resting. And encouraging you to do the same.
Love in Christ Jesus to my sisters and brothers.