Read: Matthew 12:1-8 and Psalm 40:1-8
Sometimes we allow our legalistic ideas to get in the way. The Pharisees got upset because the disciples were eating wheat as they walked along on the Sabbath day. Jesus’ response is to quote what King David had done and then to tell them, “the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”
Remember back to Monday. While we may choose not to participate in something, it can be easy to get legalistic about it and demand that others do exactly as we do. Instead of having grace for those who choose to do differently, we get bent out of shape over petty things.
Have you gotten legalistic over things? What do you need to do about it?