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One Size Fits All

"At that time Jesus went though the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, 'Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath' " (Matt.12:1-2).

The sales idea that "one size fits all" was meant to infer that a particular product could be used under any circumstance by anyone. The term has even been extended to mean that one style or procedure would fit in all related applications. The Pharisees who confronted Jesus seemed to want a law to cover every possible choice a follower of God must make. They took the Law of Moses farther than it was intended to be taken, adding their own "traditions..." Jesus refused to allow these "self-styled" leaders to determine the specific ways in which believers were to apply the law. What Jesus did, as did James, was to call on folks to decide how love and faith were to be applied when they faced situations in their everyday life... In essence, the application of the law was more open-ended for Jesus than it was for the Pharisees. Lets take a look at today's verses as an example. Under normal circumstances, it was wrong to grind grain on the Sabbath, but under some instances, it was right. We all might want to read Matt.12:1-7 to see how Jesus applied all of this.... James insisted that the law of liberty (Jas.1:25) such as the one Jesus taught, did not mean that any kind of behavior was acceptable. Law had not been abandoned.... Jesus expected His followers to be doers of the law. The law of liberty that James wrote about was to be applied within the boundaries of what was acceptable behavior in the sight of the Lord, nothing more, nothing less.... The Christian life should be a morally upright one, making sure that one's words and actions are those that immitate Christ... I guess that one size fits all thing doesn't work all the time, does it....

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Today God Is First.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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