“At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ and you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
– Matthew 12:1-8
When you read your Bible, always read it through the eyes of Jesus. What I mean by that is if you read a Bible verse and you feel like Jesus would disagree with it, He probably does, in a way. He doesn’t disagree with the verse, but He disagrees with what you think you’re seeing. This is important. Jesus was and is not only the Savior of the world, He was a rabbi, too. And the sole role of a rabbi was to teach the Bible. So we want to see the Bible through Jesus’ eyes, okay? For example, the Bible says to honor the Sabbath. So Jesus is with His disciples, and they’re picking and eating heads of grain on the Sabbath, and a bunch of pastor-type people say, “Hey, you’re not supposed to do that on the Sabbath.” We think the Bible says you’re not supposed to do that. But Jesus says, “I say the Bible says you can do that because that’s what the Sabbath means.” So see it through Jesus’ eyes.
Thank you, Jesus, for interpreting the Bible so well for us. I want to read it like you would. I want to see it through your eyes.
Have you ever disagreed with a part of the Bible?