“Lord of the Sabbath”
From what I read, I think the Jewish religious leaders probably thought they were the Lord of the Sabbath. After all, they had added laws to the Sabbath. And they seemed to enjoy catching people breaking even one of their (not the Lord’s) precious rules.
They tried to convict Jesus by watching for Him to break a rule.
Please read the following verses to see what I mean. Luke 6:1-11
1 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. 2 Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 3 Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4 He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” 5 Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” 6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. 7 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. 8 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there. 9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. 11 But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
When I read accounts like this, I am reminded that your sins will find you out. What Jesus was doing was not sinful. The religious leaders were so legalistic, that Jesus had no time for them. It is sad when you think about it, the religious leaders for the most part completely missed the fact that Jesus was their Messiah. Perhaps if they had tried as hard to understand what He was doing and saying as they did trying to get rid of Him, they too might have seen the truth if scripture being worked out in the fully God, fully man Jesus. But they didn’t and they will have all of eternity to regret that.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;