What Jesus Did! 'Master of Every Moment!' — Mark 2:28

Thursday, February 11, 2016

"So the Son of Man is Lord (master) of every day, even the Sabbath."
— Mark 2:28 NLT
Illustration of Mark 2:28 NLT — "So the Son of Man is Lord (master) of every day, even the Sabbath."

Key Thought

Jesus is Lord! He has authority over everything! He is the Master and Commander of all things. His word, his teaching, his will about the Sabbath form the basis of our truth. So what Jesus does on the Sabbath, says about the Sabbath, and teaches regarding the Sabbath are our examples, instructions, and truths regarding the Sabbath. We seek Jesus, not the Sabbath! He is the one who provides genuine rest and renewal.

Today's Prayer

Holy God, my heavenly Father, thank you for giving us the principle of the Sabbath. I know I need to rest more and I need to remember that every good thing comes from you. However, dear Father, I realize now more than ever that I need Jesus. I need his comfort, power, rest, and grace. Come Lord Jesus! Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 11:25-30
  • Mark 6:31
  • Hebrews 4:7-10

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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