Commandments 22

This post is Day 22 in a series of studies about “Commandments”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Commandments – Day 22

Luke 23:56

Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.

The Thought

We must remember that Jesus came to earth about 1500 years after God gave the commandments to Moses. But here we have some Jews still strictly observing the Sabbath. As many of them do today. Our family have been blessed to have some strict Jews in our extended family. We have learned much from them.

The verse today is the last in the chapter which tells us of the death of Jesus and His burial in the tomb. The previous verse tells us who it was that was so strictly obedient. The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how His body was laid in it.

For me that makes the verse today even more impressive. I’m sure I would not have wanted to stay home on the Sabbath if I had things to do for the best friend and best teacher I had ever met! I would not want to leave that body un-anointed when that was the strict Jewish custom. My excuse would be “God will understand!” He does and He will. But even so, I’m sure these women were blessed for their obedience. I guess they were extremely blessed later when they found there was no body to anoint and they discovered that The One who had been crucified was alive and well!!


Ask yourself again today how often you break one of the commandments.

What do you think the church’s attitude to them should be? More teaching? More “learn by heart” encouragements!

Do you think something is missing from church teachings on the subject of the commandments and their relevance today?

Is Holy Spirit prompting you to do something more?

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