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To do good or to do evil?

Mark 3:1-7

A Man with a Withered Hand Healed
3 And he entered into the synagogue again, and a man who had a withered hand was there. 2 And they were watching him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath, in order that they could accuse him. 3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come into the middle.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it permitted on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And looking around at them with anger, grieved at the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it* out, and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out immediately with the Herodians ⌊and began to conspire⌋ against him with regard to how they could destroy him. 

SINS TO AVOID:

  1. Trapping someone to commit mistake or conspiring to kill an innocent person. There is no love here. 
  2. Having a hardened heart that’s not responsive to God’s love or rebuke. 

PROMISE TO CLAIM:

  1. Receive physical and spiritual healing from God who has big compassion.

EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW:

  1. Always seek the presence of God in the church despite the hardship we are facing. Problems or physical illness should not be a barrier for us to go to church. 
  2. Any tradition or belief should never contradict doing good to others. Loving our neighbors should always be above any other law (except for loving God).

COMMAND TO OBEY:

  1. Always be ready to obey God. Be sensitive to His voice – like the man with the withered hand he obeyed Jesus when he was asked to stand in the middle of the syngogue. Maybe God will perform a miracle in your life now but you must be willing to obey first. 

SOME OTHER TEACHINGS:

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Sabbath. He can do miracles and work to help others even on a Sabbath day.

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