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October 7, 2020, 11:00 AM

Is it Lawful to Heal on the Sabbath?

Matthew 12:8-14

The question of verse 10 reveals how bankrupt the Jewish religion was at the time of Jesus, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath.?"  The scribes should have known that the Old Testament did not prohibit healing on the Sabbath.  Some rabbi's even banned praying for the sick on the Sabbath.  Mathew records Jesus' answer in verse 12, "How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep!  So then, it is lawful to good on the Sabbath. "  If our faith does not draw us closer to God and to one another, we should examine our hearts.  Churches can become focused on safety and not doing good.  What is your focus?  The Pharisees kept their focus on their rules, and not God.  "But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him. (v14)