GOD GIVES AUTHORITY One Saturday, the seventh day of the week also called the Sabbath, Jesus was walking through a grain field with His apprentices. His apprentices were taking some of the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands and then eating the grain. Some of the legalistic religious leaders accused them of working, by harvesting grain on the Sabbath, which was against the Jewish law. Jesus responded, by reminding them how David once broke religious laws, when he and his men were hungry and then stated "THE SABBATH WAS MADE TO BENEFIT MAN, AND NOT MAN TO BENEFIT THE SABBATH.  AND I, THE MESSIAH, HAVE AUTHORITY EVEN TO DECIDE WHAT MEN CAN DO ON SABBATH DAYS" [Mk 2:28 TL]{Mt 12:8}{Lk 6:5}. Manmade religious laws frequently conflicted with Jesus in His ministry. Remember Jesus said what God told Him to "SAY" [Jn 12:49]. People are still making up religious rules today. Our best defense is to follow Jesus' example and seek God's guidance. Does God guide you? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures