Mark2c3a Notes

Mark 2c-3a (2:23-3:6)                     Notes

 

                                                                                                     
  

2:23 One Sabbath

  
  

rest day, 7th day each week

  

here begin 2 cases of conflict

  
  

He was going thru the grain fields

  

 

  
  

again, on foot, walking upon the land

  
  

disciples pluck heads of grain

  

 

  
  

snacking on neighbors grain nuts / law made allowance for   poor to glean (Ex23:11 / Dt24:19 / Ruth2:2,7,8,15,16,19)

  
  

24 Pharisees saying to Him

  
  

religious separatists always watching

  

likely at field's edge they Qion Him

  
  

"Look -- not lawful on Sabbath."

  
  

definitive conclusion about this activity:

  

"this breaks God's law of rest."

  
  

25 He said, "Have you never read..."

  
  

Don't you know the law? More than reading: understanding   & applying.

  
  

David (& companions)

  

 

  
  

from 1Sam21:3-6 / on run from Saul

  
  

in need and hungry

  

 

  
  

physical condition requiring sustenance

  
  

26 entered the house of God

  

 

  
  

at least the court, then stationed in Nob

  
  

time of Abiathar

  
  

the son (of Ahimelech) - who survived the massacre of Saul   by Doeg (1Sam22)

  
  

at bread of the Presence

  

 

  
  

unleavened bread set on table in Holies

  
  

not lawful -- but priests to eat

  

 

  
  

intended as priests food through week

  
  

and gave to those with him.

  
  

not only David, but also his companions

  

5 loaves, prob. for 5 men / not battalion

  
  

27 Sabbath made for man

  

 

  
  

man 1st, this rest ordained to help him

  
  

not man for Sabbath

  

 

  
  

man not servant to the law

  
  

28 The Son of Man

  
  

phrase used 107x in OT -- 93x in Ezek: "human being" -- not   deity.

  

87x in NT -- 83x by Jesus of Himself, come as a human, but   to regain lost dominion (see Dan7:13,14 / Mt26:64)

  
  

lord even of the Sabbath

  
  

Master of the day of rest. He gave it at Sinai! And knows   how to apply this rule, intended as an aid to human holiness.

  

Law is hierarchical: real human needs supersede ceremonial   observance.

  

  

                                                                                   
  

3:1 Again entered synagogue

  

 

  
  

habit of assembling with church

  
  

man attended with withered hand

  
  

(right) hand in shriveled and useless state / but he had his   feet to bring him to mtg.

  
  

2 they watched Jesus

  
  

always looking / esp. here, seated on front row / what   were they expecting?

  
  

whether He would heal on Sabbath

  
  

specific interest to detect: they knew Jesus had power to   heal

  
  

so they might accuse Him

  
  

sought grounds for defamation / this was a set-up, a trap

  
  

3 He said to the man, "Come here"

  
  

addressed needy man directly -- to approach Him, presenting   himself to the church

  
  

4 "Lawful to do good or harm -- save life or kill -- on the   Sabbath?"

  
  

Opportunity to do one   thing & deny the other. Choice is often exclusive of alternatives.

  
  

They were silent.

  
  

could not answer this dilemma, but ready to judge it -- with   prejudice. (see Ax4:14)

  
  

5 He looked around at them in anger.

  
  

Again, this account follows the eyes of Jesus. Here see His   certain displeasure.

  
  

grieved at their hardness of heart

  
  

sorrow over their callous minds, dull to reason, to logic,   to truth

  
  

to man, "Stretch out your hand."

  
  

His Choice: to do good, here and now /  despite what others thought or would do.

  
  

He stretched it out -- restored.

  
  

He put forth effort; God did the rest. / For every eye   present to witness this healing

  
  

6 Pharisees depart immed. to counsel with Herodians -

  
  

their choice: to do harm / even united with enemies -- in   high places -- to one goal

  
  

how to destroy Him.

  
  

to ruin, to kill Jesus. Who was violating the Sabbath now?   / Their only Q: "how?"

  

 

 

notes by David Teel Sunday, February 09, 2014

 




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