I was looking at Matthew 12 where Jesus’ disciples are walking through the fields and eating the grain. The pharisees pipe up, “Not Lawful! Bad disciples, bad Jesus.”
How did they even see them doing this? Why did they notice something that seems so meaningless?
Here’s my theory:
They were followers too.
Jesus had His disciples, twelve of them. He also had many others that listened to Him and followed Him. But there were others that walked along, following every action, every word. They didn’t want to learn. They wanted to tear apart.
Do you see this in your own life? You start going in a good direction only to find that those around you are tearing you down. You hear the condemning truth of how impossible your dreams are, how foolish you are, how you’ve failed so many times before. They seem to be coming out of the woodwork, didn’t even know that they were there until you hear their voices. “Bad! Unlawful! Not Christian! Not Holy!” They seem so mature. They talk a good game. They sound like they have life, living, God all figured out.
Then Jesus breaks in. Man wasn’t made for the laws but laws were made for man. God sees you as more important than rules. God, CREATOR GOD, says, “There is therefore no more condemnation…”
Are you following Him? Are you listening to Him? Be in His word! Listen to Godly counsel! Pray! And LIVE!
Those “clanging cymbals” are silenced by a “still, small voice.”