by David Cawston

Develop True Recreation
Ten Laws for Successful Living Series
David A. Cawston
Exodus 20:8-11


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The principal is that we need to keep one day in 7 as a day for re-creation in our lives! The Sabbath was a day in which you were to do nothing to keep it holy! Old legalistic concept! Growing up in Terra Haute Indiana in 19555-56

Sabbath was designed by God to be a day of Re-creation

You say Pastor how do you get that concept out of this religious rule.

Let me take you to three interpretations of the Sabbath that Jesus himself gave.

1. Legalistic view of the Sabbath was not God's intention proven by scriptural exceptions!

Matt 12:1-7
1 At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath through the grainfields, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, "Behold, your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath."
3 But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did, when he became hungry, he and his companions;
4 how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
5 "Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath, and are innocent?
6 "But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here.
7 "But if you had known what this means, 'I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent. (NAS)

2. Even legalists break the legalistic viewpoint.

Luke 13:10-17
10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
11 And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and s ...

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