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Matthew 12:3-8. Master of Sabbath 14 Apr 2023

Mat 12:3 But he said to them,
'Have you not read what David did when he and his followers were hungry -
4 how he went into the house of God
and they ate the loaves of the offering
although neither he nor his followers were permitted to eat them,
but only the priests?
5 Or again, have you not read in the Law
that on the Sabbath day the Temple priests break the Sabbath without committing any fault?
6 Now here, I tell you, is something greater than the Temple.
7 And if you had understood the meaning of the words:
Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice,
you would not have condemned the blameless.
8 For the Son of man is master of the Sabbath.'

Is Jesus patient with the pharisees or not? In my opinion, there is a yes and a no.

It appears to me:
a) The pharisees were not open for reason.
b) They were not open for grace and kindness.
c) They could not accept Jesus as Master of the Sabbath.

When I can not pardon someone else, God can not pardon me.


Jesus, I am not better than the pharisees.

Self Evaluation

Where do I refuse to pardon others?

Master of Sabbath

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