The Law

Just a quick post with some food for thought.

Speaking primarily of the Sabbath, in Mark 2 and Matthew 12, Jesus pointed out that David clearly broke the law with his actions in the Temple.

Mark 2:23-26

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grain fields, 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 didwhen he was in need and was hungryhe and those who were with him: 26 how 

he entered the house of Godin the time of  Abiathar the high priestand ate the bread of the Presencewhich it is not lawful for any but the priests to eatand also gave it to those 

who were with him?”

At first it sounds like Jesus effectively says, “so what?”.

Or does he? Was he making a broader point? Well, he was,  but apologetics aside,  perhaps we could expand the question a bit.

Does the law, any law, exist for it’s own sake?

What is the primary purpose of law, any law?

What is a law’s end goal?

Are there moments when human need overrides the law, even God’s law?

Are there times when we overstate or over emphasize the law, even God’s law?

Approved ~ Primus Pilus


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