What kept me from the irresistible urge to try and find a picture depicting God scratching His head is the Commandment which forbids the portraying of God as an image; however, one cannot help but imagine God, in their mind’s eye, having to scratch His head over some of the most stupidest reasonings which seem to come out of man’s mouth. So, I’ll make a photo of me scratching my head!
One such errant belief is that the Sabbath was created for the Jews! No, I’m serious! There are some who actually believe the Sabbath was given to the Jews—only! And this is due to the fact there is no mentioning of it from the time God made it, Gen. 2 until the Children of Israel came along and received God’s Law, from the hand of Moses, at Mt. Sinai, when they left Egypt two months prior, Exo. 20.
So, let me get this straight. God would make a “commandment” regarding the keeping of the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week, of a creation He had just finished, which honors what He just did and withheld it from the ones who would be keeping it by 2,514 years! Does that sound reasonable to you?
And, now try to fathom this ye ol’ Sundaykeepers: Moses, the guy who wrote both books, Genesis and Exodus, who happened to have chronicled the creation of the planet as if he were an eyewitness and so Whoever, had to be God, gave him the facts regarding what occurred then, before his arrival, would be completely in the “not knowing” truth regarding the Sabbath and maybe, just maybe didn’t need to mention anything regarding the Sabbath since the ones God gave it was doing just fine until God’s people arrived on the scene and sort of screwed things up by their extended vacation in Egypt and God had to break it down to them!
Ohhh, but wait, now this is really something to consider. Jesus would show up on the scene, personally, another two thousand years later than Moses and then tell the people,
“And He said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27-28 (KJV)
Now, let’s go back and bring in the old,
“And God said, Let us make man—(STOP! Who? Let’s repeat,) Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Gen 1:26 (KJV)
Do you think this “man” in Mark could be the same “man” in Genesis? Now, THAT, seems reasonable to me, since God and Jesus both said so.
Seems to me, Moses was “da man” for writing, Adam was “da man” for receiving and doing and you are “da fool” for twisting it and trying to make it say what it doesn’t say! Stop doing that and begin keeping the Sabbath. You’ll thank me later.
January 30, 2016