Mark wrote this. One Sabbath day Jesus was walking with his disciples through the grainfields. The disciples began to break off some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look! It is against the Law to do this on the Sabbath. Why are your disciples doing it?” Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath day was made for man. Man was not made for the Sabbath day. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”
Screwtape continued. You must never allow your people to think about him being Lord of the Sabbath. That would lead them to wonder about what else he’s Lord of. Beware! Don’t allow them to connect him as both the bridegroom and Lord of the Sabbath.
Start an argument about the Sabbath being a Saturday not a Sunday. Provoke them to argue about keeping the Sabbath. They must never be allowed to know who he really is.
Beware most of all what comes next in Mark’s awful book. The people you’re watching over to keep them away from Jesus will read this.
Another time Jesus went into the synagogue. A man with a weak and twisted hand was there. Some Pharisees were trying to find fault with Jesus. They watched him closely. They wanted to see if he would heal the man on the Sabbath day. Jesus spoke to the man with the weak and twisted hand. “Stand up in front of everyone,” he said.
Then Jesus asked them, “What does the Law say we should do on the Sabbath day? Should we do good? Or should we do evil? Should we save life? Or should we kill?” But no one answered. Jesus looked around at them in anger. He was very upset because their hearts were stubborn. Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was as good as new.