Sabbath Meditation #19 – He Thought of You
“The Sabbath was made for mankind, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27-28).
When the Son of Man came to earth, He reminded us that the Sabbath was set apart for all mankind, not just any one group of people. Consider that the creation of mankind occurred on the sixth day. There was no distinction of nations when this happened. We are all descended from the first two humans Adam and Eve.
Meditate on the following scriptures:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” (Jeremiah 1:5a, NKJV)
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16).
What is one thing we can learn from these verses and Mark 2:27-28?
The Sabbath was made holy for every human that would ever be born through the first humans Adam and Eve. In other words, God thought of you and the specific needs of every human when the Sabbath was established.
He thought of every struggle that you would encounter. He thought of the toil you would have to endure during the other six working days. He thought about how you would struggle to understand the hard questions of life.
Before you were born,
Before your trial started,
Before you were hired for the job,
Nothing surprised Him,
He was ready and waiting for you at the Sabbath rest.
“My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me” (Psalm 31:15).
So remember – when He made the Sabbath, He thought of you. Treasure this precious time from Him as you receive comfort from the toil of the ground that we work during the first six days of the week.
Kelly McDonald, Jr
BSA President – www.biblesabbath.org