Re: Verse reading–Mark 15:33-41; 16:1-8 (day four)
V.16 – “When the Sabbath was over…”
Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome were observing the Sabbath rules. These were the principles that the religious leaders, who had just crucified Jesus, had so distorted and misused. Have you ever known someone who rejected the church, saying, “They are just a bunch of hypocrites there”? They are rejecting an institution established by God because of the failure of men. These ladies maintained their obedience to God’s laws and were not distracted to disobedience by the sins of men.
Are we guilty of rejecting God’s Word because we see someone else’s distortion of the Truth? Do we allow the focus of our heart to be sidetracked because of the sinfulness of others? These ladies obeyed God’s laws even when it was not represented well by the very ones that should be their leaders in faith. Keep the eyes of your heart on God and His Word…don’t be led to disobedience by the faithlessness of others.