One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need of food? 26 He entered the house of God, when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and he gave some to his companions.” 27 Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the sabbath; 28 so the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
Every commandment of God is also a blessing, every duty a means of grace. When we are called to stop a rest it is for the good of our own souls. Yet when we turn God into a taskmaster, we limit those who hear the good news of Christ’s love [hear sermon audio]
This week, take some time to go deeper. Use these scriptures and questions to reflect in your devotion time.
Texts to read:
Questions to ponder:
- Where do you find rest in the midst of business?
- Have you ever found religion as draining as it was life-giving? Why do you think that was?
- Who in our community needs to hear the good news of Jesus Christ?
Do and share:
- Take a picture of your Sabbath place or practice and share it on our Facebook.
- Share a your sabbath prayer requests via Facebook or Twitter (@dpumc).