Jesus points out their mistake by clarifying the target of the Sabbath.
(Mark 2:27 KJV) And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:God made us. He knew that we needed rest so He built it into creation and took time off Himself. I am sure that almighty God could have kept working but He had a point to make. He had to get it across with power. So He took a break.
The point is, we are not designed to go 24/7. Sure, we can do it for a time. Some do it for years but the stress levels begin to build. There is a reason why we sleep. There is also a reason why we need to take a break from labor.
The Jews observe the Sabbath on Saturday. It is the seventh day. They are right in that. The Seventh Day Adventist have a point in worshiping on Sunday. The reason that most Christians don’t worship on Saturday is that Sunday is considered the Lord’s Day, not the Sabbath. It is the day that Jesus rose from the grave so it was more important than any other day of the week.
Originally the church met every day.
(Acts 2:46 KJV) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,They were mainly slaves and working class people so they did not have much control over their schedule. They met when they could but the celebration of the resurrection became the central moment of the week. Many Protestants are not aware that the Catholic church has worship every day, not just on Sunday. That is a continuation of the original pattern of the church.
We go to church. It is supposed to be a time of renewal and refreshing. Often it is not, but that is not the problem with the model as much as the people who get distracted.
To be continued...
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