Mark 2:23, 24 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
Jesus Christ is the express image of The Father. He is the perfect manifestation of the will of God on earth, as it is in heaven. When Jesus performed seven miracles on the Sabbath, did He do it to “prove” something to the Pharisees? I don’t think so. I believe that every miracle, every good deed, and every word that Jesus Christ did was to reveal the heart of The Father for us. In Exodus 20:8-11 we read, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Amazingly, the religious leaders of the day turned these Scriptures into a codified law of do’s and don’ts that were so far removed from the actual meaning of the Sabbath that they even accused The Son of God of breaking the Sabbath because He did not heed their man made additions and interpretations. Keeping their man made rules and regulations were more important to them than seeing people healed and human needs being met. The Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives. He came to set us free from elevating man made religious rules, regulations, and traditions that exalt themselves against the true knowledge of God, and the needs of those around us. Selah