Mark 2:27-28 27 Then [Jesus] said, “The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren’t created for the Sabbath. 28 This is why the Human One is Lord even over the Sabbath.” (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
Uh oh! Now they’ve done it. Yeshua’s disciples have reaped grain on the sabbath to feed themselves. How dare they violate the sabbath in that manner? Of course there was precedent — David and his companions went to the temple on the sabbath and ate the bread of the Presence. So, what is at stake here? Does human need trump the law; or is it the reverse. Actually, the answer is more complex. The Human Being (‘son of the man’) — that is, the part of Yeshua (or the disciples or you or me) which is truly in touch with God — is the only arbiter that can make that decision. The sabbath law (and other laws as well) is there because quite often most of us are not enough in touch with the inner God-impulse to make such a radical decision. Therefore, we follow the law. The Human Being in Yeshua discerned that.