Just got back from Wendy’s in Blytheville, Arkansas a bit ago. As I was eating my burger, I was remembering how the place was back in the Late 70’s. How they had tables with pictures of antiques on them. Wendy’s had a nice comfortable atmosphere back then.
Anyway, it got me thinking of the past, to the church I belonged to back then, about how we would look down and commented on people because they worked on Sunday instead of attending church. How we still went out to Wendy’s after church.
It was not until after I left that church when I realized how wrong I was to be a part of that thinking. How wrong we were in what we thought and how hypocritical we were. Guess what, it was right there in the bible…and we missed it because of our holier than thou attitude. I regret those days when I think about the opportunities we lost. I regret what others saw in us, heard us say, and the overall attitude we had.
King James Version (KJV)
23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
It was just so wrong that we were so much like the Pharisees. We were so wrong… We forgot the important parts, we forgot what Jesus taught.
repost with editing from my old blog, July 2013