Our sermon from this Sunday is entitled, "Jesus: Our Rest and Our Restorer." One of the great dangers that Jesus had to address in his day which exists in our hearts is the temptation to try to prove our own righteousness.
There are two ways that we do that. We strive to keep the standards of God’s law and feel better about ourselves by what we have done. Or, secondly, we try to find fault with others adherence to God’s standards so that we can feel better about ourselves. We become hyper-critical hypocrites. Thank God, Jesus came to save us from both religious performance and religious comparison.
Spurgeon wrote that we are all born legalists. We inevitably drift back into self-righteousness or criticism and cynicism. What is the drift of your life lately? Have you been exhausting yourself trying to get your act together? Are you feeling exhausted and hopeless? Or are you exhausted with everyone else? Do you find yourself constantly looking at others with a jaundiced eye? Come and find rest and restoration in no one else but Jesus – the Lord of the Sabbath.