Posts Tagged ‘Sabbath made for man’

Mark 2:23-28 Rest, Enforced or Enjoyed

We All Need This!

We All Need This!

We meet up with Jesus as He and His disciples are walking through a wheat field one fine Saturday morning. I’m assuming this group is on their way to the synagogue, as traveling on the Sabbath was restricted to such endeavors. On the way, some of Jesus disciples do something that gets the attention and scorn of the Pharisees.

First thing I want to know is, what were the Pharisees doing out in this field in the first place. I would expect them to all be living in town and keeping their Sabbath travels to a minimum. Were these Pharisees assigned to follow Jesus wherever He went? Were they  accompanying Jesus on His travels? They were definitely NOT His followers, as they looked for every opportunity to find fault with Him or His disciples. Were these the same group who objected to Jesus’ dinner companions while dining at Matthew’s house? Read more »