The great need for Sabbath Rest is because we have the imposter of Relativism in our society. Everything is judged from an individual perspective and there are no absolutes. There are no clear boundaries. There is no clear right and wrong. There is no true or false.
Each person has his or her own set of rules or lack of rules. This form of relativism is the epitome of narcissism. It makes a god out of each individual. This relativism feels like tolerance; it makes the heart feel comfortable in its ability to accept others. But it is a lie. True tolerance comes from a secure place, where we know what we believe, and that belief is so secure that we don’t need to find or force agreement in everyone and everything else. Relativism becomes insecurity, where the heart has no clear vision or belief.
So all beliefs must be an option, no matter how extreme. The Sabbath Rest is to take us away from this self-admiration and into the presence of Jesus. We view our world from His perspective. The Sabbath is commanded because it gives us a framework from which to grow. It keeps us looking onward to a relationship with Jesus. Sabbath reminds us there is one reference point, and one place to find security. We come to Sabbath Rest to be filled and become again the dwelling place of God. This rest causes us to become strong vessels for being filled with the goodness of God. If we desire Jesus to make his dwelling place in us, then we must make a protected holy time and place within our lives to receive Him and his presence and gifts.
“The Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath.” Jesus