The Sabbath holds a special promise of divine providence.
Matthew 12: 1 – 8
The confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over his disciples picking and eating corn on the Sabbath was very stormy. They made Jesus and his disciples out to be reckless law breakers. It is a scandal for us to think of Jesus as being reckless or a law breaker.
The incident occurred on a Sabbath. What better time to be reminded that God provides and cares for His people every day but more so on the Sabbath. The Sabbath holds a special promise of divine providence since it is precisely the day God asks everyone to cease normal work. And since the people cannot work and provide for themselves on the Sabbath God will.
We must never forget how significant the Sabbath is to us. It is an occasion to develop trust in God. It is an occasion to simply receive God’s love and care without a need for reason or explanation. It is important to remember that God walks with His people every day, and more so on the Sabbath.