Wednesday, February 22, 2006

know his voice - Sabbath Lord

As you get to Know His Voice today, focus your reading on Luke 6:1-5, Mark 2:23-28 and Matthew 12:1-8. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.

As you read these texts, you'll notice that the conflict within the passage revolves around Jesus' eating habits. This is not at all unusual within the Synoptic Gospels. If you'd like to study in-depth about such things, consult the scholarly article by Dietmar Neufeld entitled "Jesus' eating transgressions and social impropriety in the gospel of Mark: a social scientific approach" (Biblical Theology Bulletin, Spring, 2000 ).