Man Was Not Made For The Sabbath
By Brian A. Yeager
A. The keeping of the Sabbath Day was an Old Law instruction (Leviticus 23:1-3).
1. The Old Law was done away in Christ (Romans 7:1-6).
2. Along with the Old Law, the Sabbath is gone (Colossians 2:6-17).
B. If one were to argue to keep the Sabbath from the Law of Moses, they’d be bound to keep the whole law of Moses (Galatians 3:10-11).
II. Body: The Day Cannot Be Higher Than God’s Purpose (Mark 2:23-28).
A. The Sabbath Day HAD a purpose (Exodus 20:8-11).
1. Man was the beneficiary (Exodus 23:12 and Deuteronomy 5:13-15).
2. There were exceptions (Luke 13:11-16 and John 7:14-24).
B. The point, God’s instructions have purposes behind them. Think about...
1. The purpose of baptism is to wash away sins (Acts 22:16) and add one to Christ/His body the church (Acts 2:38-41; 47), but...
a. It is useless if a person isn’t converted (Acts 3:19 and Romans 6:1-6).
b. Being added to the body of Christ is useless if you join yourself to an unfaithful local congregation (Ephesians 5:6-11; 27)?
2. We sing to glorify God and to teach one another (Romans 15:6-9 and Colossians 3:16), but…
a. Don’t you have to understand what you’re singing (I Corinthians 14:15)?
b. What if the words you’re singing are false(Ephesians 4:14-15 and Titus 2:1)? *Not just false doctrine, but false promises to God and man (i.e. if you don’t mean the words of “Well Work Till Jesus Comes”).
3. If a Christian eats the unleavened bread and drinks the fruit of the vine in remembrance of Christ (Matthew 26:17; 26-29), but...
a. Isn’t faithful, what has he or she done (I Corinthians 11:27-29)?
b. Is communing [fellowship; joint participation] with those in sin, what has that done to that person (I Corinthians 10:14-21)?
c. How is going through the right actions of eating and drinking remembering Christ when you’re living in a manner that contradicts why He died for you in the first place (Titus 2:13-14)?
4. Being hospitable is about relationships with each other, but if you don’t want to be hospitable what good is such (I Peter 4:8-9)?
5. Learning the truth is about living it (Acts 2:42); so what good is learning if you’re not applying what you’ve learned (Luke 6:46-49)?
6. Searching the Scriptures implies that you can find something you didn’t already know (John 5:39); so, what good is it to search if you think you already know everything (I Corinthians 8:1-2)?
7. God purposed a time for us to speak and time to remain silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7).
a. Since there are times to shut up, what good is your mouth if it’s always running (Ecclesiastes 10:12-14)?
b. What good is it not to talk at all, ever (Proverbs 15:2)?
III. Conclusion: The lessons are endless. The point - Without getting the purpose of God’s will, you end up putting energy in all the wrong places (Matthew 23:23-24).
© 2017 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager