"Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him."
The Pharisees tried to get rid of Jesus on the Sabbath. Any time we sin, we are trying to get rid of God, or ignore Him. Sin is functional atheism. When we seek to do our own thing on the Lord’s Day, we are pushing Jesus aside like the Pharisees did. We want to be in the driver’s seat, running the show, but He is the Lord of the Sabbath, and of all your time. We are quick to stretch God’s commands to our convenience. We think the money we don’t tithe to God is our to do with as we please. We think Mon – Sat are ours to do with as we please. We even get into the habit of thinking Sunday is ours to do with as we please once church activities are over. May God forgive us and restore our first love of Him every moment.