Luke 6:1-19

"I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?" (v9). The religious authorities were watching to see if Jesus would break the Sabbath laws (v2,7).  They saw the disciples picking grain, and they were disturbed by Jesus healing a man in the synagogue.  Jesus silenced them with references to the Old Testament, but “they were filled with fury” and murderous (v11).  The problem wasn’t their understanding of the law, but their hearts.
“He knew their thoughts” (v8).  The problem with sin is that we easily justify everything we want to do.  God doesn’t want to simply manage our behavior, but to transform our hearts.