27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27-28)
30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them,“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. (Mark 6:30-32)
In our review of the Disciplines of Spiritual Warfare and Counsel over the last four days we acknowledged that the two disciplines are not as popular as other Disciplines such as Prayer and Bible Study. Well, the Discipline of the Sabbath also falls in the not so popular category. This Discipline reminds us of the need to set aside a day for rest. It is not a legalistic requirement but we can benefit greatly from the practicing this Discipline. As we have done for all the other Disciplines we will examine how Jesus practiced the Discipline.
Please carefully read the passages above and answer the questions below.
- Do you struggle with the concept of a day of rest?
- How might our spiritual walk suffer from the absence of a day of rest?