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

Sunday, February 11, 2024

[Jesus said,] "So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!"
— Mark 2:28 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is Lord! He has authority over everything! He is the Master and Commander of all things (Ephesians 1:21-22). His word, his teaching, his will about the Sabbath form the basis of our truth. So the things Jesus does on the Sabbath, says about the Sabbath, and teaches regarding the Sabbath are our examples, instructions, and truths regarding the Sabbath. Primarily, we seek Jesus, not the Sabbath and not even Sunday as a "holy day"! 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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Illustration of Mark 2:28 NLT — [Jesus said,] "So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

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