Summary: A study of the book of Luke chapter 6 verses 1 through 5
Luke 6: 1 -5
The Lord’s Day
1 Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. 2 And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3 But Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?” 5 And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
The bible says in the book of Romans chapter 11 verse 4 that the Word of God is important in our learning “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” So, the Scriptures help us have hope in how we live now and for our future destiny. Therefore, it is important to study the word of God. The reason I bring up this important fact is that we as humans can try to do the right things but end up losers.
Look at the Pharisees, they tried to do all the right things but they ultimately became blind to what is important in God’s eyes. Each example or story that we read about the time our Adoni Yeshua – our Lord Jesus Christ – walked this earth He points out a different characteristic that He fulfills. In today’s study our Lord will point out that He Is ‘The Son of Man’ that the prophet Daniel spoke about. Also, He points out that He Is also the ‘Creator’ and the One Who gave the 10 Commandments. If the Pharisees had spent more time in studying the Scriptures and less time is trying to do all the right things that they thought pleased God, they would have understood that the Messiah was in their very presence.
1 Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grain fields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.
The Sabbath is important to God. In book of Exodus chapter 20 we find God’s 10 Commandments, “1 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. 8 “ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. 12 “ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
They are many believers today who think that there are only 9 Commandments or none at all. Really? I think you will find it interesting that the Commandments of our Precious Holy Adoni Yahweh are not all followed today. There are various reasons given for this sin. First of all you may yourself say that these are not for us today. They are just for the Jews. Then I guess it is okay to kill or steal, or commit adultery. I hear your response, ‘Well no, we can’t do those sins.’ So, are we today supposed to pick and choose which ones we are to obey and which ones we are to reject as not being applicable to us?