Shabbat Shalom

Then Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went as usual to the synagogue. Luke 4:16 GNT

On this Sabbath, let’s get some perspective.

We view the Church as just one piece of the tapestry of our lives. It is not so. The Church (the Body of Christ) is the center of it all. All the other pieces of our life (work, play, etc.) are peripheral. Jesus at the center of it all. Listen to God himself:

“At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence. Ephesians 1:23 MSG

Similarly, the Sabbath is the center of the week. The main day. Writing in The Sabbath, rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel puts it this way:

“The Sabbath is not for the sake of the weekdays, the weekdays are for the sake of Sabbath. It is not an interlude but the climax of living.”

Here, then, is God’s view of things: The Sabbath was the last and crowning act in God’s creation. And the first in His intention for our lives. This Sabbath, govern yourself accordingly.

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