Jesus shed a dazzling new light on the three letter word “law” that has been a stumbling block for everyone since the first law was written.
It’s not just murder that’s a sin, it’s hating the guy enough to want to do that.
It’s not just fornication, adultery and homosexuality that’s the sin, it’s looking at anyone other than your spouse with lust in your eyes.
It’s not just talking in derogatory manner behind your children’s’ backs, it’s the unresolved bitterness you harbor in your heart that makes you want to talk that way.
It was not the “letter of the law” that mattered so much to Jesus as it was the spirit of the law behind it.
In scripture, Jesus is referred to as “God”, “The Word”, “The Co-creator of the Universe”, and “The Lord of the Sabbath”. As you love Him and worship Him in all things, you are keeping “all the law”.
The name of the game on the Sabbath (as well as the other six days) is not to refrain from breaking a sweat if there’s a need, it is to think of Him; worship Him; live for Him; and love Him.
Yes, Sunday is supposed to be a day set aside to give extraordinary focus to God as we remember His command to rest one day a week and then attach it to the day Jesus was resurrected to life after Friday’s crucifixion.
But, be it the Sabbath or the Saturday spent hunting with buddies, it’s the heart that matters to God. True religious devotion is your desire to stay pure, to represent Christ, to reconcile your differences in your home, and to honor Him in all you do.