Why Do Rules Exist?

God gave laws to help us, but the Pharisees saw those laws as reasons to forbid and as a license to be on the outlook for any violators. Therefore, they criticized the disciples of Jesus when they ate grain on the Sabbath, because they rubbed the heads of grain in their hands.
However, Jesus reminded them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath” (Luke 6:5).
It was not the Sabbath was Lord of the Son of Man, but as Jesus stated, the Son of Man was Lord of the Sabbath. Therefore, the Sabbath did not restrict people from doing a good work, but from working too much in a week.
Seek to understand the purpose of the commands in the New Testament, that you might capture the intent of the Lord.

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