Profaning the Sabbath Day (Part 2)
by Jonathan Sjørdal
Part II: The Money
“As a Sabbath day keeper, if your chosen profession involves necessary work and you work in rotation with others so that periodically you work on the Sabbath day, what about the money you receive for working? Should you refuse to be paid for the work that you do on the Sabbath day? Should you donate it to charity? What could you, should you, must you do with the money?
One possibility goes like this: “If you work on the Sabbath day, you should give the money away. You’re not supposed to work on the Sabbath day. After all, Jesus did not get paid to heal people on the Sabbath day.”
There are not very many biblical examples on this particular subject. It appears that our Messiah indeed did not get paid to heal people on the Sabbath day. But we do have a few examples from ancient Israel regarding those who worked on the Sabbath day: Levitical priests, midwives, and the farmers…”
(this article is an excerpt from the Nov-Dec 2006 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 8, click this link: https://biblesabbath.org/tss/522/tss_522.pdf