The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:6:1 @ And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

kjv@Luke:6:2 @ And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

kjv@Luke:6:3 @ And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

kjv@Luke:6:4 @ How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

kjv@Luke:6:5 @ And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

kjv@Luke:6:6 @ And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

kjv@Luke:6:7 @ And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

kjv@Luke:6:8 @ But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

kjv@Luke:6:9 @ Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

kjv@Luke:6:10 @ And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

kjv@Luke:6:11 @ And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

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Some would take from this that the Sabbath must not mean all that much if it is open to this much interpretation. The thought could not be further. There are some key points to consider.

First, imagine the irony that the Lord of the Sabbath, the one who came up with it and whom it it is directed towards is being condemned by certain men's (leaders) confiscation of it. Would not that fact alone rather condemn the men's confiscation of it. It is not so much Jesus' interpretation of it that maddens them so for He backs it with scriptural examples, it is His claim to be the Lord God in it.

Second, Jesus often declares that He can do nothing of His own except what the Father shows Him. On this particular Sabbath the Father is showing Him to heal, why not then heal? He is being judged for His obedience. Counter this by the fact that He knows going into the Sabbath that they are going into this only to find accusation against Him. Which better keeps the Sabbath sanctified as holy, obeying the Father to heal the poor man's withered hand or going into the Sabbath with the intent of publicly entrapping the Lord of the Sabbath so that you might further find cause to accuse Him before the brethren?

Two separate Sabbath events Luke ties together to make his point, one of what Jesus allowed His hungered vowed to poverty Disciples to do at least on this one instance, two what He Himself did to help a very needy man. Neither of these two cases constitute an abandonment of the Sabbath principals. Neither equate to the various self directed rationalizations we use to excuse ourselves from observing the holy day.

The Apostles later approached the Sabbath with much vigor although their Sabbath became the Sunday first day of the week, the day of it's Lord's resurrection. They also were judged harshly by the legalist's for this non-traditional observance. The lesson might well be that the legalist will always find something to judge other's over because that is the primary nature of it; it seeks to find that which it can judge and accuse before all other things.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty:

kjv@Exodus:31:16 @ Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

kjv@Exodus:20:10 @ 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:

kjv@Acts:20:7 @ And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

kjv@Colossians:2:16 @ Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

kjv@Isaiah:58:13 @ If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

kjv@Isaiah:58:14 @ Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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