Jesus and his disciples pick grain on the Sabbath and the Pharisees accuse Jesus of breaking The Law. Jesus challenges the thinking of their hearts. Duty in serving God can replace our knowing and having life in God. How do we keep our duty from stifling spiritual life?
What was needed to prepare for the coming Messiah - Jesus - the priority of the gospel? Out of the wilderness, out of barrenness, God was bringing something new. Often we fail to prepare for what God wants to bring into the church and into our lives. Let our response be: make a straight path for HIM!