Be careful you don’t get caught up following the letter of the law and miss the Spirit of its Author.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 12:8 - For the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!"
Read - Matthew 12:1–8; Mark 2:23–28; Luke 6:1–5
Much of the angst of the religious leaders had to do with Jesus seemingly ignoring/breaking the rules of the Sabbath which were basically not to do anything on the 7th day. Jesus gives clarity here to help them understand that the sabbath was not to be a burden but a blessing. The angst these men were showing on this holy day was worse than the work they weren’t doing. Let’s be careful to pay attention to the Author of the law and the fulfiller of the law - Jesus!
Lord, thank You for providing rest for my soul as I abide in You.
Priests were always working and serving on the Sabbath. Now Jesus, our Great High Priest, incarnates amongst us and does many priestly things on many holy days. This should have been greatly expected and anticipated by those waiting for the Messiah…by those who Know God. Yet, they didn’t seem to Know or Love Him but had become hung up upon legal interpretations of a law that was meant to penetrate the heart. Let’s be aware of our own situations and keep from doing the same.