"At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day" (Matthew 12:1-8)
Today's Morsel:I like reading history books and roadside historical monuments. I figure if someone was willing to take the time to post these sites and structures, than something must be important that they want me to know. And so I stop and read them. But too many people today do not. Jesus asked the Pharisees if they had read what King David had done when he was hungry. What Jesus was getting at was that if they had read about King David, they would have known who He (Jesus) was. Many today do not know who Jesus is because they do not read the history book, the Bible. If they would read and apply His teachings to their lives, they would see things in a different light. Jesus' comment also speaks to us as well. As Paul told Timothy, "Study to shew yourself approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15). God wants us to know Him. He doesn't want any of us in the dark about who He is. If you are lacking in your knowledge of Christ today, why not open the history book, the Bible, to the book of John and start reading and it will open your understanding. If you are looking for hope, then read the book of Psalms and you'll find it will encourage your heart because the entire book is all about Him.
Sing: Do you know the man, the man from Galilee, he made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see. He's the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star, He's Jesus Christ, the man from Galilee.