Bible Passage: Matthew 12:1-14
One of the most debated and burdensome realities in Israel at the time of Christ was the laws surrounding the Sabbath. Even today, Jewish communities struggle with adhering to these laws. Most of Jesus’s volatile encounters with the religious leaders centered on the adherence to Sabbath laws. Here in Matthew 12, Jesus exposes their hypocrisies and misinterpretations of the Sabbath.