Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. Mark 3:4
The story of Jesus healing on the Sabbath shows you the hypocrisy of religion and how mislead we become by being stubborn. Instead of people rejoicing that a sick man was healed and the fact that Jesus, the Messiah, was in there presence, they hardened there hearts to fulfill there own laws
When Jesus asked them whether its lawful to do good or evil on the Sabbath nobody would answer them, because common sense would tell you since God is love, he would approve of someone being healed on the Sabbath. Why do we choose to follow ourselves instead of God? Make sure you know the doctrine you are following is of God and not Man.
He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Mark 3:5
Notice Jesus looked at them in anger, a lot of times people portray Jesus as weak or unpersonal. But Jesus is the Son of God, he came to Earth with a purpose. Don’t think he won’t be angered by evil, any evil is an abomination to The Lord and will truly anger him..
Jesus went ahead and healed the man to show us “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:7) So what did Jesus mean by this? Well God created the Sabbath as a day of rest for all of us from our week of hard work, if you wish to do something Holy also on the Sabbath then its justified by God
Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus. Mark 3:6
So picture this, Jesus just healed a man right before there eyes, proven he was the Messiah. Yet the Pharisees still stubborn and ego driven, decided to plot to kill Jesus instead of worship him. Are there things you are doing in your life that you know are wrong, yet decide to continue to do them because your stubborn also?
Don’t harden your hearts and be misled, follow Jesus and he will show you the truth, life, and the way in Jesus Name Amen