The scribes and Pharisees were always trying to trap Jesus into making an unpopular mistake in applying God’s Law. Jesus used each opportunity to teach that the first priority for God is mercy.

Any law or role that is not applied in mercy is misused. God’s Love is always compassionate and kind.

Dear Jesus, may I observe the first rule of the Christian life today – the Law of Love. Make my heart and mind conform to God’s compassionate will.