And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. (Mark 2:23-28)
Today's Morsel: I like to go to the Old Testament and read about King David. We first see him on the scene being anointed to lead the nation of Israel. Next, we see him facing the giant Goliath and killing him. Then he's thrust into the light of killing as a warrior and onto Kingship. Yes, David made mistakes but the Lord seems to use him a lot in His teachings; not to focus on David's mistakes, but for us to focus on his leadership and relationship with the Lord. David left a legacy for Christians to observe about worship, leading, giving, and forgiveness. When the Pharisee's accused Jesus and his disciples for eating and violating the Sabbath day, Jesus ask them had they not read what David did when he was hungry? The wisdom here is you're not using good sound judgment when you are hungry and you know where food is, but you don't go get it and eat it because of the day it is. David didn't steal the bread, it was given to him by the priest ( 1 Samuel 21:1-6). Many people are starving for spiritual food, but yet they refuse to go to the house of God to get it. God had never said that they shouldn't eat on the Sabbath day, there was only to be no work on the Sabbath day. Jesus told them that the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. The Sabbath was so that man would rest, as the body always needs to rest itself both naturally and spiritually. Therefore, Jesus is Lord also of the Sabbath. Jesus said that He was Lord of the Sabbath. The Holy Ghost is the born again believers rest (Isaiah 28:11-12;Act 3:19). Man was not made for Jesus, but Jesus came to the earth for mankind. Do you need rest? Then Jesus is the one you need.
Sing: He is Lord, He is Lord; He has risen from the dead and He is Lord; every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.