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Daily Devotion

Read: Matthew 12:1–14

For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Matthew 12:8

There were rules that governed Sabbath in Jesus’ time. You couldn’t work on the Sabbath. You couldn’t enjoy recreational activities. It wasn’t even clear if you could help an ailing animal or human being that was suffering on the Sabbath—which appears to have made absolutely no sense to Jesus. Who was the Sabbath for anyway? Human beings or God—or both? And if the Sabbath had anything to do with glorifying God, did the Son of God not have the right to do the will of God on that particular day of the week?

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