It's so easy for us to misplace our priorities and focus on the means rather than the end. Take the Pharisees: they obsess over old covenent law regarding the Sabbath as they see Jesus "bending the rules" around that holy day. Yet Jesus makes it plain that man wasn't made for the express purpose of conforming to the Sabbath; rather, the Sabbath day was instituted for the benefit of man as we seek to connect with God. And since Jesus is the ultimate bridge between the Father and His creation, this makes Jesus the Lord of the Sabbath.
September 24, 2018