From Pastor Perry

02/01/2016 Matt. 12:9-14

Matthew 12:9–14 (ESV)

A Man with a Withered Hand

He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

 

Is this about the Law or is it about compassion.  The Pharisees are more interested in the Law than the Man’s withered hand.  There is no compassion.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “The Pharisees’ eagerness to find fault with Jesus is a common sin. Jesus warns His disciples about seeing the speck in another’s eye while overlooking the log in one’s own eye (7:3–5). That Jesus was the victim of false accusations is another example of how He took on Himself the sins of the world. Though we have many faults, for which we deserve condemnation, He has washed them all away by His innocent suffering and death.”

 

I pray: Dearest Jesus, forgive me for the times I unlovingly find fault with others. Move me to do good as You have done good for me. Amen.

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