They watched him closely to see if they might accuse him.
It was the Sabbath and so under the religious laws…work was forbidden. The law’s purpose was to help people focus on their relationship with God. But when Jesus was confronted with the situation of whether to cure a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath…He knew that extending God’s love would trump following the law. The Pharisees were blind to this. The religious leaders of the day saw everything as black or white. Their hearts were hardened. Sometimes when encountering the gray areas of life, the “rule book” has to be put aside. Jesus said the greatest commandments were to love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Love is the lens you must look through. It’s the lens through which God looks at you (thank God!). Allow God’s unconditional love to open your heart in a new way today!
Suggested song of the day– “God Is” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Have a blessed day!