Thursday, July 1, 2021

JESUS heals on a SABBATH

 

Luke 6:7

King James Version

7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, 

whether he would heal on the sabbath day; 

that they might find an accusation against him.


The lovely thing about Jesus, is that He continually confounds His challengers, especially the Pharisees, and scribes.

Such as the day He healed on a Sabbath.

Luke 13:10-13

King James Version

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

11 And, 

behold, 

there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years

and was bowed together, 

and could in no wise lift up herself.

12 And when Jesus saw her, 

he called her to him, 

and said unto her, 

Woman, 

thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13 And he laid his hands on her: 

and immediately she was made straight, 

and glorified God.


Of course, this was exactly the opportunity the Pharisees were waiting for.

Luke 13:14-17

King James Version

14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, 

because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day

and said unto the people, 

There are six days in which men ought to work: 

in them therefore come and be healed, 

and not on the sabbath day.

15 The Lord then answered him, 

and said, 

Thou hypocrite, 

doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, 

and lead him away to watering?

16 And ought not this woman, 

being a daughter of Abraham, 

whom Satan hath bound, 

lo, 

these eighteen years, 

be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

17 And when he had said these things, 

all his adversaries were ashamed: 

and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.


Let Scripture give us another instance wherein Jesus healed on a Sabbath.

Luke 14:1-2

King James Version

14 And it came to pass, 

as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, 

that they watched him.

2 And, behold, 

there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.


Oh boy, here goes.

We know what Jesus would do.

For He loved people.

He was in service to God.

So, He does what comes naturally to His heart.

Nevertheless, the Lord asks His critics:

Luke 14:3

King James Version

3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, 

saying, 

Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?


No answer was forthcoming, so Jesus healed the man.

Luke 14:4

King James Version

4 And they held their peace. 

And he took him, 

and healed him, 

and let him go;


After which, Jesus pointed out something.

Luke 14:5

King James Version

5 And answered them,

 saying, 

Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, 

and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?


It seems, the "ass and ox" reasoning did wonders to their thinking.

They got the Lord's point.

Luke 14:6

King James Version

6 And they could not answer him again to these things.


JESUS has the last word on the SABBATH:

Mark 2:27-28

King James Version

27 And he said unto them, 

The sabbath was made for man, 

and not man for the sabbath:

28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.


Jesus knows the law.

He is the fulfillment of Scripture.

His critics never stood a chance.


Related material:

JESUS the HEALER

WHEN is the SABBATH?


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