The scripture says, ” It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices. ” Matthew 12:7
Jesus used to say; for the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. Sabbath was made for man and not man made for the Sabbath. It was considered as a day of rest for the people to give thanks. To gather together for worship and the priests burnt offering on their behalf.
God used six days for the creation of this universe. By the seventh day God finished what he had been doing and stopped working. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a special day because by that day he had completed his creation and stopped working. He rested on this day as a day of rest.
God spoke to Moses after the Israelites had left Egypt to observe the Sabbath and keep it holy to honor him as their God. The seventh day was a day of rest dedicated to him. On this particular day, no one was to work – neither children, slaves, animals nor foreigners.
yet, apart from The Ten Commandments given by God himself as a guideline for his people to live a holy and religious life, the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees had added upon this a lot of their rules and regulations. The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees were authorized interpreters of Moses’ Law. The people must obey and follow everything they told them to do.
However, Jesus advised them not to imitate their actions, because they did not practice what they preach. They tied on to people’s backs loads that were heavy and hard to carry, yet they weren’t willing even to lift a finger to help them. Therefore it was kindness that Jesus wanted, not animals sacrifices, said Jesus. Nor man made Law that could ever please Jesus who always spoke of their hypocrisy.
No man is above the law of God.