Follow Jesus First

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I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d share something quick . This is one day’s thoughts while reading through the book of Luke.

The Pharisees asked Jesus why He and His disciples were picking grain and eating it on the Sabbath. Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath” (Luke 6:5). Not the other way around (my two cents). In other words, we shouldn’t allow the law to rule us — it’s Jesus who rules. We shouldn’t follow laws so much as follow the Person of Jesus Christ. It’s not the law itself that’s god — It’s Jesus who is our God. Now, I’m a rule-follower so this gets hard for me. But when we follow Him, we won’t do what’s against His nature/character because He won’t lead us astray. Observing the Sabbath (day of rest) isn’t intended as a burden, but a blessing–rest for our well-being. When we make it difficult or burdensome,as the Pharisees did, it’s out of the bounds of God’s intentions. Let’s keep first things first. Follow Jesus first. Obey His laws because you love Jesus and are following Him.

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