Lord of the Sabbath
An Overview of the Sabbath in the OT
1. The Conflict Initiated (vv.23-24)
2. The Response by Way of a Question (vv.25-26)
3. The Example Put Forward (vv.25-26)
3. The Lord of the Sabbath (vv.27-28)
God instituted it for human benefit. Regulations that subvert that original purpose are to be ignored.
Application and Conclusion
Whether we are aware of it or not, much of our spiritual life is sustained by rules, regulations, practices and rituals which give shape to our daily existence, not least in difficult and dry days. They become like boundaries and goal posts to a playing field, or white lines down the middle of a road. Our dependence upon them becomes so great that when anyone begins to alter the boundaries or move the goal posts or paint new lines, our whole spiritual life seems to be threatened.