According to the “law” some believe that no work can be performed on Sunday and yet we have priests/pastors that get up and do their jobs on the Sabbath. By doing so, they are breaking the “law”. Also, some churches have “showbread” and some of the “showbread” is locked into a safe to keep anyone but the priests/pastors from eating it. David ate this same bread when he was hungry and even though he broke the “law”, he did not break God’s law. There is something more important than the four walls of our churches and synagogues – it is LOVE. Jesus is anywhere that two or more are gathered in his name. When we love, repent and forgive, we are in Jesus’ presence with each other. Jesus’ love is outside the four walls. His love is with the people that we see and work with every day. His love is about living in the moment and this means that we are called to STOP, provide a drink of water to the homeless, an extra coat to those that are cold, and help others along our life’s journey. Worshiping Jesus comes before serving our priests and pastors. The guiltless are the ones that have repented of their sins. (Note: I don’t think that repentance covers adultery without correction. Our children need their fathers and mothers.) Yet in most countries around the world, punishment is still administered. We tell them that anything that they say or do can be used against them in a court of law – this discourages repentance and is against Jesus. And if they do repent, we will give them more jail/prison time as their reward.
Matthew 12:3-8, “Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and did eat the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you that in this place there is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.”