When Jesus walked the earth, he had a mission. That was to bring God's children back into the family. We were separated from Him through sin. Jesus is The example of a perfect Christian life.
Did Jesus ever break the church rules? Yup, quite often. He healed on the Sabbath, which was considered "work" in that day. But He did so for Love.
One day He was on the way to heal a sick girl. this man was in a panic for his daughter's life. While on the way, a woman touched the hem of his garment and Jesus stopped! Can you imagine how the father felt? What did Jesus say to him. Don't fear, but Believe only!
He took time to minister to the woman with the issue of blood and encourage her. "Your Faith has healed you" Then he continued on his Journey.
Have you ever been on your way to church and had someone interrupt you with a need? What did you do? Did you address that person, or say "I can't now, I'll be late for church"
What would Jesus have done?
My Bible says "Honor the Sabbath"
I have not found these rules.
Be to church on time
Never miss a service
Don't get me wrong. Being accountable is a great character.
My point is don't put your "Character"
or your religious rules ahead of Love.
God is Love!
Do not live by the "letter of the law" and ignore the heart of the law.
Love all those that God puts in your path
And most of all LISTEN to your heart. As born again believers, Jesus lives in our hearts and speaks to us all the time. He will tell you if you need to stop, go, reverse, or change course. He is with us to guide us every step of the way.
I was planning to go to a ministry service on Saturday. I was unable to go, but instead I had a very nice day home with my daughter and husband. I could have pushed myself to the limit to make it to that meeting, but instead, I changed my plans and was Blessed for it.
I'm sure all those who attended the meeting were Blessed for being there. But, God treats us all as individuals and has unique plans for all of us. Isn't that Great! I guess that's why he stresses not to judge others. God doesn't expect the same things from you, that He does from your neighbor.
He Loves us all uniquely. Isn't that wonderful!