Rest for Believers

In Hebrews 1:3 we read how the Lord Jesus Christ, “when He had by Himself purged our sins, SAT DOWN on the right hand of the Majesty on High.” Sitting indicates His work was all-sufficient and finished! The tenth chapter of the same book tells us why He sat down:


Part 8 - SABBATH DAY Law Breaking

Before we look at the four Sabbath day conflicts between Jesus of Nazareth and Israel's leaders, let's first consider that we should note that Israel was a that time a theocratic nation. Israel's religious leader, the Elders, Chief Priests, Pharisees, Saducees, and Sanhedrin were the ruling government of Israel, overseeing both the religious and secular life of Israel.

The True Sabbath

Paul is the Apostle to the Gentiles (Rom 11:13). Paul says we are "under grace" and "not under 'the law" that was given to Israel. Romans 6:14b ... ye are not under the law, but under grace. The law was  not and is not for the Gentile "body of Christ," so any law regarding "the sabbath" is irrelevant to us as members of "the body of Christ."

A New Way of Living

Faith is among the most precious treasures any person can possibly possess. It's a shame that so few understand what the Bible teaches about faith. If they understood faith, its source, and its rewards, they would cease for their futile religious efforts in trying to earn God's favor. They would find the rest that is available only in trusting Christ in all their daily living.