Matthew 12:1 At that season, on the shabbath, Yah Shua goes through the spores; and his disciples famish and begin to pluck the cobs and eat. 2 And the Pharisees see, and say to him, Behold, your disciples do what is not allowed to do in shabbath.
3 And he says to them, Read you not what David did when he famished - he and those with him; 4 how he entered the house of Elohim and ate the prothesis bread - which neither he is allowed to eat nor them with him - except only the priests? 5 Or read you not in the torah, how that in the shabbaths the priests in the priestal precinct profane the shabbath and are unaccused?
6 But I word to you, That a greater than the priestal precinct is here. 7 But if you had known what this is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, you had not adjudged the unaccused. 8 For the Son of humanity is Adonay even of the shabbath.
9 And he departs from there and enters their synagogue: 10 and behold, a human whose hand is withered. And they ask him, wording, Is it allowed to cure in the shabbaths? - to accuse him. 11 And he says to them, What human of you, having one sheep, and whenever it falls into a cistern in the shabbaths overpowers he not indeed it and lifts it out? 12 So how much a human surpasses a sheep? So it is allowed to do well in the shabbaths. (ECB)
The Sabbath is certainly to be revered. Even so, putting too many restrictions on its significance is making it a day of mere formality, and not heart reverence. Everyone needs a day of rest, and a day of reflection and meditation on God’s Word. However that does not mean that doing good on that day should be limited by the daily requirements of life. If a person may lose his job if he refuses to work on the Sabbath, then I believe that Jesus would tell him that he should do what protects his livelihood. I believe that ‘which day of the week’ is the Sabbath is a matter of personal conviction between a person and the Holy Spirit.
I believe that it is immensely important for Bible scholars to be well studied in the traditional observance of the day we call ‘Saturday’ as the official Jewish and Biblical Sabbath. This is very important in measuring calendars and in calculating ‘times and seasons’ in studying Biblical chronology and very much in studying Biblical prophecy and eschatology. I believe there is a great deal of significance in the Bible prophecies and the counting of ‘days and seasons’ and the Jewish festivals that point to major events prophesied for the present times we are living in at least up until 2018 (if not before). Again, I’m no prophet, and am not trying to join any organization that predicts the ‘tribulation’, ‘rapture’, or ‘Day of Judgment’. Even so, I believe that Jesus taught us to ‘watch’ for His return and to ‘watch for the signs of the times’, and I believe that much study is called upon for the scholars who should teach this in the seminaries and that any who call themselves preachers, pastors, and/or evangelists should study this in the seminaries taught by scholars and have an injunction to teach the flocks of sheep of God’s kingdom.
I think there are too many people who like to carry religious titles who are not so dedicated to fully studying God’s Word, and are not carrying out the Lord’s injunction to ‘feed His sheep’.