Summary: Jesus Christ the Great healer.
HOLY SPIRIT BLESS US
Luke 6: 6- 11
HEALING ON THE SABBATH
6 Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him. 8But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, "Arise and stand here." And he arose and stood. 9Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?" 10And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. 11But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
One aspect of Jesus ministry here on earth aside from preaching and teaching is healing. There are numerous events in Jesus ministry that deals about healing. Each situation reveals an important message that is significant and still applicable to our present situation.
During the time of Jesus Christ, Sabbath was highly regarded by the Pharisees & Scribes. These people are the teachers and interpreters of the law. According to the law as was written in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8); “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
This literally means you cannot do work during the Sabbath.
What you need to do is to enter into the Synagogues & pray.
But what surprised many people is that, Jesus Christ did something good during the Sabbath which caused an adverse reaction to the Pharisee’s & Scribes. He healed a sick man and that is against the law because “to heal was to work, and work was prohibited on the Sabbath day.”
Our story for today is very simple to understand, but it has a deeper meaning in our spiritual perspective and obedience to Jesus Christ.
6 Now, it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered.
7So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.
In Exodus 8-9 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work,”
Jesus went to the synagogue (or chapel) to teach and preach to the people but there is a reality that we can find out, there were people inside that came just to observe what would Jesus Christ do. There was also a man sitting there whose right hand was withered.
We can find various kinds of people sitting in the church pews with different purpose or intentions.
Obviously, just like this man with a withered hand, people enter and attend church services and activities because they need Jesus Christ to do something for them- to heal and fill in the need- the vacuum from within.
Inside the church there are “kontra-bida” "opposition" like the Pharisees. They’re there in order to observe the wrong things that people might do.