Occasionally, I will convince someone that keeping the Sabbath (the First Day of the week in the Christian era), is honoring to God and the next question is: How? I think J.C. Ryle deals wonderfully with this in his commentary on Luke 14, where Jesus heals the man with dropsy.
“The qualification which our Lord here puts on the requirements of the fourth commandment is evidently founded on Scripture, reason, and common sense. The Sabbath was made for man,– for his benefit, not for his injury,– for his advantage, not for his hurt. The interpretation of God’s law respecting the Sabbath was never intended to be strained so far as to interfere with charity, kindness, and the real wants of human nature. All such interpretation only defeat their own end. They require that which fallen man cannot perform, and thus bring the whole commandment into disrepute. Our Lord saw this clearly, and labored throughout His ministry to restore this precious part of God’s law to its just position.”
Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.
Photo by my ex-brother-in-law.