Luke- Week 11- Day 4

(5)  And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:5

Explanation:

“Lord of the Sabbath”

The Word “Lord” is the Greek word “kurios”.  This word is found 748 times in 687 verses in the New Testament.  Every New Testament writer uses the word.  It’s in every New Testament book except for 1st and 3rd John.

Strong’s Concordance defines “kurios” as “supreme in authority” or “controller”. The idea is of one who is in charge or in control. These Pharisees missed out what God was doing because they did not acknowledge who Jesus was.  They thought they should be in charge, when Jesus is the one in charge.  They thought they were right to question Him on the sabbath when the whole thing was his idea and Creation from beginning to end.  He is the Lord of the Sabbath, and the Lord of everything else.

These leaders thought that their system of religion trumped Jesus.  As participants in that system they thought that they had authority over Jesus.  They thought their interpretation and application of scripture trumped Jesus.  The problem is that they added to scripture, and mistook Jesus identity.  They refused to see the evidence because they did not want to see it.  He is Lord.  He is in charge. 

Application:

What area of your life are trying to hold authority over?  Where are you not submitting to God and what He wants for you?  You will miss out on what God wants to do in your life if you are trying to be the lord over your own life.  We must submit to what He wants for us.

Response:

Think about where you are not submitting to God’s rule in your life.  Confess and forsake that.