And He said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?” But they kept silent. Mark 3:4
Again Jesus is dealing with the Sabbath issue again, again hes demonstrating that the Sabbath is a moral issue and not a legal issue. The religious leaders are using the Sabbath as a yoke to put around the people and make them suffer under strict rules and harsh penalties. However this is totally the opposite of what God intended with the Sabbath
Sabbath (Shabbat) simply means Rest, we enter Gods Rest. God didn’t decree the Sabbath to condemn people but to give them relief from their daily lives of work.
Jesus was about to heal a disabled man, when the religious leaders used the Sabbath to accuse him of “breaking The Law” This is why Jesus asks is it “Lawful” to do good on the Sabbath? Should Jesus just allow people to suffer or not heal them because it’s the Sabbath? No that doesn’t make any sense from a Just God.
After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Mark 3:5
Because the religious leaders “Hardened their Hearts” they didn’t understand the purpose of the Sabbath. Because they were more interested in pleasing men and becoming promoted with a large title, they didn’t seek Gods will instead of their own
Jesus displaying his Deity and authority, healed the disabled man. Notice the reaction from the religious leaders, they didn’t glorify God and rejoice because someone was healed. Instead they plotted how they could accuse Jesus and ultimately kill him for Blasphemy.
Don’t allow our human pride to overtake Gods glory and purpose for our lives. Jesus is Lord of Lords including Lord of the Sabbath Amen!