“But if you had known what this means, ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. Matthew 12:7
Many people like to use religion to condemn people but Jesus clarifies this topic. In this example the Pharisees were condemning Jesus for healing people on the Sabbath Day. Jesus said it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day (Matthew 12:12) Jesus is saying if you see someone in trouble or needs help, do you think God wants you to ignore them because it’s the Sabbath day?
Even today many religious leaders like to condemn people for the Sabbath day. But we need to understand God made the Sabbath day for man (Mark 2:27) He didn’t create the day to condemn people. The Sabbath day was made out of compassion for man, to give us rest and peace.
When God made the commandment to Keep the Sabbath Day (Deuteronomy 5:12) he made it for our well-being. God knows you need rest, relief from stress. This is the purpose of the Sabbath day, to shut down and take a break, not to condemn yourself.
Jesus is Lord of The Sabbath (Matthew 11:28) if your tired and weary he will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) My yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30) Jesus desires to show you compassion and not condemnation, lay your burdens upon him in Jesus name Amen