It is emphasized that Christian faith is based on absolute ethics, not situational ethics. Matthews 12:1-4 seems to promote a form of situational ethics.
Matthew 12:1 - 4
ESV - 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.
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