Is Jesus a lackey to the Sabbath? What is more important, rules or the Ruler?
Jesus deals with the problem of “being religious” head on. The religious elites were giving his disciples a hard time about breaking a rule. Jesus establishes that He is in charge.
That is the central issue to be dealt with.
- Do I believe Jesus is in charge (the Master) and act on it?
- Will I believe it today or default to religious rules and procedures?
- Am I willing to be a slave of Jesus?
God is God. He is absolutely in control. He has given all authority to His son Jesus.
“The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath. He’s in charge!” ~~Jesus Matthew 12:6-8 (The Message Bible)