Mark 2:27,28. . .“Jesus said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. ‘So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.'”
When people think of religion, they think of all the rules and regulations they have to obey to be right with God. Of course, as born-again christians we know no amount obedience can make you right with God. True obedience comes from a changed heart when you recognize your sin nature and ask God to come into your life and save you by the blood of Jesus.
God’s standard apart from the blood of Christ for entrance into the kingdom of heaven is moral perfection. Being able to obey the laws of God perfectly. God didn’t create the law merely for His enjoyment though. He created them to show us how to live happier more productive lives-as well as to show us our sin nature and need for His perfect righteousness in our lives.
So to quote a radio preacher I heard one day-“It’s not about you, but it has everything to do with you.” God loves each and every one of His creation and the only thing we can do to return His love is put our faith and trust in Him through the Lord Jesus Christ and His cross. Then God will change your heart and give you a desire to want to live for Him. Without this new nature, all our best works are merely establishing our own righeousness and will merely burn up in the presence of a holy and righteous God on judgement day.