Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Sabbath Breaker (ouch!)

The Sabbath-Breaker Put to Death

Numbers 15:32-36 "While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, 34 and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. 35 Then the LORD said to Moses, "The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp." 36 So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses."

Wow! Are we honnoring the sabbath as we should?

1 comment:

Charlene said...

One interesting thought though is that in Luke 14:1-6 it says
And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things.
and in James2:10 it says, For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

I think that though it was very serious in Moses time to break the sabbath day, it is also important to do what needs done on the sabbath. Jesus healed people and others collected food when they were hungry. If we try to follow the law completely we will always fall short but if we obey the new commandment in John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. then I believe that we will know how to honour the sabbath as we should. Jesus did not stop doing good or showing His love for others because it was the sabbath, even if that meant to work.
Personally I take a day of rest if I can as a gift from God for myself as I rejeuvanate for my week. Just as God himself took a day of rest from creating the universe not because He had to but because he wanted to rest. Just my thoughts on the subject.