Within the Ten Commandments God says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. … For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)

And so, we find, that the principle, the practice, of Sabbath is old as Creation itself. However, as we have repeatedly seen in our journey through Luke’s gospel, the observance of the Sabbath had gone from being a Holy observance, a life-giving thing and hard become ritual enmeshed in endless, often inconsistent, legal minutiae.  

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