On today’s episode of Real Israel Talk Radio, I will seek to unravel Yeshua’s lessons on loyalty. This is program Episode 109 and Part 13 on the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls. I will speak on their link to the New Covenant story of the Pharisees and their accusations against Yeshua and his disciples about Sabbath unlawfulness.

Generally, it seems to me that when the Bible expositors unpack the story from Matthew 12:3-4, which is part of the overall context in the eight verses of this narrative, the takeaway lesson is not all about showing mercy and compassion. Although showing compassion and mercy is something to cultivate, it is NOT the takeaway lesson from this New Covenant story.

When the Pharisees accused Yeshua’s disciples of their Sabbath lawlessness, Yeshua then brought up the story of David in 1 Samuel 21 and what he did when he was given the old loaves of sacred bread on the Table inside the Tabernacle; that is,  the “Lechem haPanim” – the “showbread” of the priestly “Bread of the Faces.”

First, we must ask, what exactly did David do or not do? We’ll get the backstory on this program and tie it together with another of Yeshua’s encounters in Matthew 15:25-27. We’ll learn what this means:

He (Yeshua) answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. And she said, “Yes, Master, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

Join us for this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio.