Consider All the Word

Often we find a passage of Scripture, or a belief, or a command that we zero in on to the exclusion of the rest of Scripture. We have to take all God’s word. Jesus showed this to the Pharisees who criticized His disciples for plucking and rubbing heads of grain, and then eating the edible part. He said, “But Jesus answering them said, ‘Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?'” (Luke 6:3-4).
Did the Law of the Sabbath intend to leave people hungry? No, for David found himself running for his life, and he and his men ate the showbread in the tabernacle, which normally only the priests could eat. However, these men were starving and had to have strength to flee their enemy. The Law of Moses did not prevent such compassion. If David and his men had simply been neglectful and had no regard for the Law, that would be a different case.
Here is the point: Learn all that the word of God teaches and learn the spirit of what you read.

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Don Ruhl

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