Dearly beloved. I declare to you there was a time the Sabbath was not made for everyone, but rather everyone was made for the Sabbath. You see? In Old Testament times, the Sabbath was a requirement fulfilled by adhering to the stringent laws and regulations of that day and time. Had you been living back then, your day of rest would be more so a day of duty. Anything that was considered to be work was forbidden on the Sabbath.
If I may give a few examples...If in those days, you were to drop your hat on the floor, and it just so happened that was on the Sabbath, you were forbidden by law to pick your hat back up until the following day. Picking up that hat on the Sabbath would be counted as work, and of course back in those days, you would be sentenced to death by stoning for breaking the Sabbath.
|"||If on the Sabbath, a lamp or candle was left burning from during the night, you were forbidden to blow it out until the following day...Quite frankly, I don't think a candle would have burned that long.|
|"||That too would be breaking of the Sabbath...Now I know some of the female folk would not have like this one had we been around back then. Tending your garden. And picking flowers from your flower bed was counted all and all as work. Therefore if you had done those things on the Sabbath, it would be breaking the Sabbath, for which the remedy in those days was death by stoning.|
|"||And I doubt there is anyone here today who doesn't like to go fishing on a Sunday.|
|"||Well count your lucky stars and give thanks to the Lord, hallelujah, that we were not born in those Old Testament times.|
|"||Although they didn't have Garcia reels and fiberglass rods back then, you still were forbidden to grab up your net or gigging spear on the Sabbath...Oh yea, that large mouth bass would have been a beauty. But if it was caught on the Sabbath back in those days, you would be required to forfeit your life for catching that fish on the Sabbath.|
|"||But dearly beloved. In the midst of all this, I declare to you the good news this Bible has to offer. When God's Son was crucified for our sins and iniquity, all those burdensome laws and regulations were nailed to the cross with him and fulfilled once...and...forever. Now don't get me wrong. We still have laws of morality that always were, is, and always will be...What we no longer have is the entanglement of the Pharisaical law system.|
No longer is everyone made for the Sabbath. In our day and time, the Sabbath is made for us. It is now truly a day of rest, leisure and relaxation, and no longer a day of duty, bound by observing stringent laws, rules and regulations...Which by the way, now days, we recognize the Sabbath as Sunday.
If you happen to drop something on Sunday, no longer are you required to wait until Monday to pick it up.
If a light is still on Sunday morning, you have the liberty to walk to the switch on the wall and turn it off.
On Sunday, like any other day, you have the liberty to go fishing, tending to your garden and flowers, wash your car, or engage in any other past time you may have. In our day and time, everyday is a holy day, with Sunday being our day of rest and relaxation.
God's Son had declared, my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Now as you know, some cities do have blue laws in which nonessential goods are not allowed to be sold on Sunday. Those blue laws are not to subjugate business owners back under the old law...No no...Those laws are so their employees can have Sunday to be with their families and loved ones. True there has to be doctors, police officers, ambulance drivers, grocery store cashiers and the alike on duty on Sunday. But there is always a different day in the week they have off...Remember, everyday is a holy day.
In most every place you go, door to door soliciting of good and products is not allowed on Sunday...There again, that is not to replace the yoke of the old law on those going door to door selling, Fuller brushes, beauty products, vacuum cleaners and other products they have to offer. Rather, it is for the benefit of those who do not wish to be pestered by that knock on the door on Sunday by someone who has something to sell.
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