Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. – Mark 2:27 (Mark 2:23-27)
One Sabbath tha Sun be going through grainfields. Whilst his disciples walked about, some picked heads of grain. The Pharisees said ter tha Sun, “Why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
Now thars might be a right fair question, fer as they well knowed, doing any work on that Sabbath be grounds fer death.
While the Israelites were in the wilderness, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.” So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the Lord commanded Moses (Numbers 15:32-36).
Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest (Exodus 34:21).
So in tha minds of them smart fellers tha Sun’s disciples be “harvesting.”
Only tha Sun didn’ see it that way. 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.”
Think on this a wee little bit: Did Skipper give us his Code ter see if we could follow rules or fer our own good?
A good many know a great deal ’bout Skip’s Code and some swears they got it all figured out in thar head. Only we need ter know Skipper’s Code as well or better than them who claim ter be experts.
Skipper gives us times of rest fer our sake.
Skipper calls us ter worship him, not worship a set-aside day.
Skipper knowed when he gave us a day of rest that later “Sunday” would be “church day” and them who be running things on “church day” would be working. Ya think Skip meant fer us ter stone such folks after they give a sermon, sung a song, cared fer little tots whilst tha parents worshipped?
Tha Apostle Paul writes: “One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind (Romans 14:5).
In tha Sun we be free ter enjoy Skipper in all his love and glory. In tha Sun we be free ter care fer ourself and others as Skip leads. But if we be ignorant of Skipper’s Code of Conduct and not know all of it, ever last word, others might cage us in with thar cleverness.
Tha Sun said ter them smart fellers, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
We not be made fer a special day; we be made ter glorify tha Sun and Skipper. Make that yer task and tha rest ‘ill take care of itself, ya may lay ter that.