PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 12:9-14
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“It is lawful to do good on the sabbath.” (Matthew 12:12)
We no longer observe the sabbath today, not like we used to.
In my experience as a child, the focus of sabbath was on what we could NOT do.
As in Jesus’s day, there were debates about what constituted work.
Instead of focusing on what we can’t do, Jesus stresses what we can do.
What if we always focused on doing good, whatever we were doing?
There would be no day when we were not allowed to do those good things.
Jesus came to restore a people EAGER to do what is good (Titus 2:14)
And not just one day of the week, but every day of the week!
Every day God puts people in our path, for whom we can do something good.
A prayer for them, a positive hopeful word, the gift of time or listening.
Giving them assistance, or guidance, or offering to support them.
Every day is a day for doing something good for God and others.
If we all did this our world would reflect the ‘very good’ world He created.
And we would all experience His rest, and enjoy His gift of His goodness.
Lord, thank You that You never stopped being and doing good. May my life, and our world, more and more reflect Your goodness every day of the week!