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"Sabbath Always Brings Better Answer To Health! (S.A.B.B.A.T.H)"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

February 25, 2008

Editors Note: The devotional has a background song 'Reign In Me' by Vineyard Music which can be heard if you use Internet Explorer.

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath." (Mark 2:23-28, NIV)

I asked myself what words/phrases were repeated?

As I looked through the passage, Sabbath was mentioned 5 times so I decided to focus on it to see in what instances it was mentioned.

  1. One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.

  2. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

  3. Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man,

  4. Not man for the Sabbath.

  5. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.

Yesterday, I looked at the first two instances Sabbath was mentioned! Today, I wanted to focus on the last three instances.


I asked myself how Jesus responds to the Pharisees questioning!
Jesus answers the Pharisees questions with a question from the Old Testament and then makes a profound statement to them. 

“Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

I asked myself why Jesus would make that statement!
The Pharisees were so concerned in keeping the letter of the law that they looked past peoples need when those needs occurred on the Sabbath. Jesus was letting them know that God did not give them the Sabbath so the Sabbath can be benefited. Rather, the purpose of the Sabbath was given by God to benefit people and their health.

I asked myself what is significant of the statement, ‘So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath!’

Jesus made two claims for Himself in front of his disciples and the Pharisees:

  1. He is the Son of Man

  2. He is Lord even of the Sabbath.

These are powerful claims that Jesus made. What stuck out to me more was the second claim that Jesus made stating, “He is Lord even of the Sabbath”

This is very significant when we think about the Pharisees addressing Jesus for the mistakes of the disciples because Jesus was their leader. Now Jesus goes a step further and lets them know He is not only their leader but is in charge of the Sabbath because He is Lord. The Pharisees and disciples would know from the Old Testament that it is the Lord that gave them the Ten Commandments. Now, Jesus claims to be Lord who has authority over the Sabbath because He is the One that gave them the Sabbath and knows exactly what purpose He gave it to them for.

Right here Jesus has openly claimed to be Lord of the Sabbath! He has control of the Sabbath and the Sabbath should be used to benefit people and not hurt them. Even before Jesus talked to them about the Sabbath, He had built up His credentials to claim to be Lord by His actions. By using the word 'even', Jesus is letting them know that His Lordship does not end with the Sabbath but He is Lord of All!

I saw important implications for my own life here. First of all, it is so exciting for me to know that Jesus claimed to be Lord of all and in charge. Since, He is Lord He was letting the Pharisees know that it was okay for His disciples to pick heads of grain to eat because Sabbath was made to benefit man and not man to benefit the Sabbath. He has the authority to decide what people can and cannot do! Whoa!

This means I need to remember too that the Sabbath was made to benefit me. This means I should take the day of rest that the Lord has provided to rejuvenate myself. The disciples spent the Sabbath with Jesus. I should use the Sabbath as a special time to spend time with the Lord in His House of Prayer but not limit my time with the Lord just on the Sabbath. Also, keeping the Sabbath does not mean I overlook someone in need of help!

I ask you now dear friend, what does the Sabbath mean to you?
Dear friend, Jesus loves you so much and gave you the Sabbath for a reason. It is so you can be well rested after six days of work. Our Lord wants us to be rested and take care of our health. The Sabbath was given to benefit you. This means you should take every opportunity to try to keep the Sabbath because it will benefit you. However, you should also keep in mind that there will be times that people may need your help and in those times our Lord wants us to help them as He has helped people on the Sabbath setting an example. Sabbath is a wonderful time to spend with the Lord with other believers in Christ and family but we should not limit our time with the Lord and family to just the Sabbath.

When it comes to doing things for yourself on the Sabbath, ask yourself if the Lord sees the action you are doing as restful and beneficial to you or hurtful, for our Lord wants the best for you! There will be times you may have to work on the Sabbath but as much as possible if it can be helped, take a 7th day off to spend with the Lord in rest. 

May you know Jesus Christ is even Lord of the Sabbath and whatever He tells you has truth to it including the reason for the Sabbath!

"Sabbath Always Brings Better Answer To Health" (S.A.B.B.A.T.H)/"What does the Sabbath mean to you?"

Dear Jesus thank you so much for giving us the Sabbath. Thank you so much for the claims you have made and let the Pharisees and disciples see that you are even Lord of the Sabbath. I love you Jesus. Thank you the Sabbath was made to benefit man and not man for the Sabbath. Forgive us Oh Lord when we have been so bogged down with the things we have to do that we have not taken time to take the rest you want for us. Forgive us also when we have not been there to help those in need. Oh Lord, please be the Lord and Savior of our lives as we give ourselves to you. You are Holy and there is none like you. I could search all eternity long and find none like you. Come Lord Jesus and please fill us with your Holy Spirit. We are so sorry for our sins and ask you for forgiveness knowing that you died on the cross for the remission of our sins as you shed your precious cleansing Blood. Thank you Jesus for coming back to life to save us! I thank you Jesus for all that you have done for us and for being our Lord and Personal Savior! Thank you that you have heard us and answered our prayer. In Your Name We Pray Jesus! Amen!

You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.

Dear Jesus, thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. You set him free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin. I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me of my sin everyday. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that forgiveness. Thank you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I love you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will always be with me and have given me Salvation.  In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend, if you have prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave you nor forsake you! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.

As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)

Mark 1:14-15: How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan 21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)

Mark 1:16-18: "What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan 26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)

Mark 1:19-20: "Without having to  P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"  (Jan 29, 08, 10:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "How do you rate in the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?" (Jan 30, 08, 11:29 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you follow?" (Jan 31, 08, 11:52 a.m.)

Mark 1:23-28: "What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Feb 01, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 4:3-20: "What if Jesus talked F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L?" (Feb 02, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 1:29-31: "Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Feb 05, 08, 11:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:32-34: "Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Feb 06, 08, 11:16 a.m.)

Mark 1:35-39: "Where do you give your S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time to the Lord?" (Feb 07, 08, 11:41 a.m.)

Mark 1:40-42: "Where do you need to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Feb 09, 08, 11:00 a.m.)

Mark 1:43-45: "What do your actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Feb 11, 08, 9:23 a.m.)


Mark 2:1-2: "What do you do with your P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y?" (Feb 12, 08, 9:52 a.m.)

Mark 2:2-5: "What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Feb 13, 08, 11:49 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Feb 15, 08, 7:42 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Feb 16, 08, 11:08 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Feb 18, 08, 8:23 a.m.)

Mark 2:13-15: "Where are you looking for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Feb 19, 08, 11:22 a.m.)

Mark 2:15-17: "Who do you I.N.V.I.T.E to Jesus?" (Feb 20, 08, 9:57 a.m.)

Mark 2:18-20: "When do you F.A.S.T?" (Feb 21, 08, 9:32 a.m.)

Mark 2:21-22: "How do you see your L.I.F.E?" (Feb 22, 08, 9:56 a.m.)

Mark 2:23-28: "What kind of L.E.A.D.E.R will you be? (Feb 23, 08, 10:46 a.m.)







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