1. Exposition

What makes Jesus Lord of the Sabbath?

Mark 2:28 (ESV)

28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Jesus here takes his place as the Lord with his own right of disposition. He is not like the servants who are subject to the stipulations of the law. He is the great son of Adam, who delivers humanity. He does not run afoul of the law and does not tear himself free from it. Instead, as Lord, he stands above the law and applies the laws in accordance with the demands of his kingdom. Here, in one brief statement, we have an encapsulation of what Paul will explain in long letters about the freedom from the law under King Christ and his commandments.1