Re:Verse passage – Mark 2:23-28 (day two)
Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. vs. 27
As I was studying this passage this morning I referred to the notes in Bible’s commentary section. After referring to the passage that Jesus referenced, (1 Samuel 21:1-6), it spoke of the difference between the letter and the spirit of the law. I am not a legal scholar, but I do know that Jesus was not trying to be above the law. He did, however, understand why they law existed. He knew the tendency of man to sin and the necessity to point back to a better way. He also knew that meeting people where they are is crucial to getting them to where they need to be. Caring for people is never wrong. Do we see the needs of our neighbors, or do we see how they are not living like us? How can they ever know love if we refuse to see them until they are like us?