Jesus Heals a Man’s Hand on the Sabbath. (Luke 6:6-11)

As we saw in Luke 6:1-5, Jesus defended His disciples picking wheat to eat on the Sabbath. When the Pharisees and religious teachers got upset, He referred them to King David, when David fed his men when they were hungry. Jesus reminded those who listened, that the needs of people are more important than the day of the week. He proceeded to tell them the Son of Man is “Lord of the Sabbath” and “Lord of People.” He is concerned with meeting our needs, rather than what we do on a particular day. We continue in Luke 6:
“On another Sabbath He went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand –
‘Get up and stand in front of everyone.’ So he got up and stood there.
Then Jesus said to them, ‘I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath; to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it?’
He looked at them all, and then said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ The man did so, and his hand was completely restored.
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.” (Luke 6:6-11)
According to the religious leaders healing was practicing medicine, and a person could not practice his or her profession on the Sabbath. They were more concerned about protecting and keeping their ‘laws,’ than freeing a person from painful suffering.
The Pharisees thought their religious system had all the answers. They could not accept Jesus because He did not fit into their paradigm. They even began to plot how they might destroy Him. And their plotting took hold in their minds, leading to a most horrific act of destruction of a precious innocent. Many have been hurt by such figures. Those pains pulse throughout society today as more and more look away from religion instead of to it as designed.
Never let religious leaders convince you their way is the only way. Be open and discerning in your search for answers. Ask yourself always what Jesus would do. Only He has all the answers and those are always based in conducting ourselves, first, from a place of love.
We pray for those suffering wars. May those who believe continue to look to our Lord for the right things to come. He will make it happen – in His time in His way.
Blessings and Love to each of you. Remember who is Lord of the Sabbath and all people and His priorities. ❤️🙏 Do GOOD in the world.🙏
Poppa B.