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Again Jesus is criticized by the religious leaders over the Sabbath. He was criticized for allowing the disciples to harvest grain for food. They also watched Him carefully hoping to accuse Him for healing on the Sabbath. But Jesus quickly pointed out how the beloved King David violated the Law by eating the sacred loaves as well as pointing to the fact that any of them would rescue their sheep if it was in danger, even on the Sabbath.
I've always been in what is considered a "holiness" church. I believe firmly that God calls us to live a holy life and we are to strive to be holy as He is holy. But what I've seen and experienced is the danger of becoming a Pharisee. Just as the Pharisees of Jesus' day were quick to point out who the disciples were breaking the Law, people in my church and myself have been too quick to point out others "mistakes." I hope I never believe I should stop striving to be holy like God is holy, I want to always remember it was by grace I was saved, not by my works before (or after).
There's a lot more in this passage, what is the Holy Spirit speaking to your heart?