Jesus and His disciples were walking through grain fields on the Sabbath. This alone was enough to make the Pharisees angry. But they could not be silent when the disciples picked some grain, rubbed the husks off the kernels and ate. To the Pharisees this was work and broke the laws of the Sabbath. So they objected and asked Jesus why they were doing unlawful work on the Sabbath. They knew their Scriptures so would have known exactly what passage Jesus was referring to about David’s actions. Jesus continued by making a statement:
The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Luke 6:5
Today you are invited to consider what these words mean for you. When is your Sabbath? Usually in the Christian world, we would say our Sabbath is Sunday. How do you spend your Sundays? What part does God have in your day of rest? (Some people have to work on a Sunday, so maybe take another day of rest during the week). What do you say to those people who may feel guilty about breaking away from God’s command to keep the Sabbath holy? What can you do this Sunday (or whatever day you set apart as your Sabbath) to make it special for God? Ask Him if you do not know. How does He reply? Check back at the end of your week and see what difference it made when you intentionally set aside a day for God.
May God bless you with rest on your Sabbath this week, and may your subsequent days be full of His joy and delight in you.