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“Grace Over Law”
The law was very important to the Israelites after they received it through Moses. The religious leaders had become fanatical about the law by the time of Jesus’ day. They had added so many new laws by then, that is was nigh to impossible to keep them all.
Please read the following verses.
Matthew 12:1-13
1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread — which was not lawful for them to do but only for the priests.
5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent?
6 I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.
7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.
8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue,
10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
Jesus tells the religious leaders that is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath. He did what He wanted during the Sabbath because He is Lord of the Sabbath.
Even today, we can get caught up in what you can and can’t do.
Praise to the Lord God, that He indwells the believer showing us how to live for the Lord God.
Believers are willing vessels of Christ, waiting to do as He instructs.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing. Amen

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