Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Genesis 35 - 36:43, Matthew 12: 1-21, Psalm 15: 1-5, Proverbs 3: 21-26
Matthew 12: 11-12
He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?  How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
I remember as a child having to help my dad bring wood to my grandparents so they could heat their house, on a Sunday. I couldn't believe that I would have to do this, this was brutal!
I don't remember the details but I'm sure there was a good reason why it was being done that day because we never did work like that on Sundays, always a "Saturday" type of job.
Just as Jesus was saying in these verses, for us the job we did that Sunday couldn't wait and had to be done. A good lesson for me that I need to follow Jesus and what He wants - and not just a bunch of "rules".
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 37:1-38:30, Matthew 12:22-45, Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 3:27-32
A reminder that the spirit of the law supercedes the letter of the law.
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