38 Days of Miracles: Spirit over Letter
This 30 Days Series will lead us to Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe by taking a look at the the 37 +1 Miracles of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible.
The Word - " 9He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him." Matthew 12: 9-14 ESV
A Thought - Jesus healed someone on the Sabbath. The Pharisees were so concerned with the letter of the Law that they missed the fact that Jesus was fulfilling the Spirit of the Law; Love God (Deut 6:4-5) and Love Others (Lev 19:18). That same "Spirit of the Law" guides us towards living and doing the right thing to this very day. (Mark 12: 29-31)
A Prayer - Lord, may the Spirit of the Law always guide me into paths of righteousness. Help me to always be more concerned with your heart than with man's version of religious expression. You are first! - In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
Matthew 12:9-14 ; Mark 3:1-6 ; Luke 6:6-11
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