Mark 2:23–28 (ESV)
Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to
them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for
any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”
The Pharisees use the Law to attack Jesus for doing something he is not supposed to do. You are not to pluck heads of grain on the Sabbath. Jesus responds back that David (King of Israel) at the show bread when he wasn’t supposed to,
under the Authority that he is King. Jesus is making the claim that he is plucking the grain under the Divine Authority that he is the Messiah. Jesus tells them that the Sabbath was made for man, but that they were slaves to Sabbath laws.
The Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.
I pray: O Lord, I confess that to often I get caught up in rules and regulations and become slaves to them. Help set me straight when I have made a wrong
turn and help me to not be a slave to the law, but to trust in your Divine Authority as the Messiah, the Creator of the World. Forgive me and restore me. Amen.