Matthew 12:9–14 (ESV)
A Man with a Withered Hand
9 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.
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, because he is God. The Pharisees were so against Jesus
that they were blinded by their own sin of hatred that they missed the point that Jesus was teaching them. It is ok to do “good” on the Sabbath, especially when it is a fellow brother in need. In their blindness, they conspired against
him, how to destroy him.
I pray: O Lord, help me to not let hatred rule and ruin my life. Help me to love my neighbor and to take care of him.