8-20-15 Made for Man

Mark 2:23-28

23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?

27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Mark 2:23-28 KJV

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Christ said the Sabbath day was made for man,

Twas made for good and not to bring him bad:

His soul may benefit in worship span;

His body rest from labor and be glad.

His necessary acts should not be banned:

A sheep can sure be rescued from a ditch, 1

And David’s hunger could not be pre-planned.2

The Sabbath’s made for man to so enrich.

Here Jesus was the Son of Man divine,3

The instituter of the Sabbath day.

He could have said “The Sabbath day is Mine,”

But taught them out of patient love the way.

Man wasn’t made to keep the Sabbath pure;

It’s made for man so he may rest assure.

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sonnet #442

1Matthew 12:11

21 Samuel 21:3

3Daniel 7:13

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2 comments on “8-20-15 Made for Man

  1. Dorothy Sittler says:

    Psalms 95:11 (NKJV)
    So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
    Hebrews 3:11 (NKJV)
    So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
    Hebrews 4:3 (NKJV)
    For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

    Hebrews 4:11 (NKJV)
    Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
    Hebrews 4:1 (NKJV)
    Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
    Hebrews 4:10 (NKJV)
    For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
    Habakkuk 3:16 (NKJV)
    When I heard, my body trembled; My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entered my bones; And I trembled in myself, That I might rest in the day of trouble. When he comes up to the people, He will invade them with his troops.

    It is no wonder that Jews cannot rest …. there is so much to worry about if you have to lean on your own understanding.

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