Mark 2:27 (NLT)

27 Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.

This verse struck me today. Most of us would have reversed this, keeping the Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments after all. But that’s what the religious spirit does, it takes the gifts of God (the Sabbath here) and makes it a burden.

Jesus here radically challenged the perspective of those around him, and I believe challenges us as well. How do we view God’s word as list of rules and limitations? Or of blessings and freedom.

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Andrew Shansky

Is a software developer/engineer/hacker who lives in Orlando, FL with his beautiful wife, and life changing daughter. I'm a technology geek who loves getting away from the computer, and getting out into nature on a good backpacking trip. Never wanting my job or desires to define me. I am a son of the living God. I am constantly aware of my failures and the God who sees all of them yet still loves me and died for me.

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