Summary: Hand-Sometimes we have to show our infirmities, or deformities, our brokenness, our weaknesses and our sins to be seen by others.

Withered Hand

Mark 3:1-And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand.

2-So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.

They watched Him-This would have been a good thing, if they wasn't doing it to trap him.

They went to the synagogue for the so purpose of catching Jesus doing something wrong, this was supposed to be a place of worship, a place of rest and reflection, but they wasn't doing any of that!

But I guess they was use to not resting, because pretending is exhausting, putting on a front will wear you out!!

Here they are in front of the one who could give them real peace, real rest and they wouldn't have to pretend anymore and yet they are trying to trap him!

3-And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.”

We all have deformities, problems, situations

Some of it we were born with, some of it others caused, and some of it we did to ourselves.

4-Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.

If they answered, "It was better to save a life, then that would have been bad because of all the times they had been so strict and unrelenting about the Sabbath."

If they answered, "It was better to kill a life, they would have appeared hard hearted and not compassionate.

And remember they are all about putting on a front.

5-And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

Why was Jesus angry, because they were there to meet people's needs not to a hindrance!

Stretch Out Your Hand-Sometimes we have to show our infirmities, or deformities, our brokenness, our weaknesses and our sins to be seen by others.

So that God can show others and ourselves the work, the miracles and the forgiveness that can happen in our lives!!

6-Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

The Herodians and the Pharisees are bitter rivals, the Herodians believed that Rome in charge was the best thing for the Jewish people, the Pharisees did not!

But now they have a common enemy....Jesus!

Have you ever seen two people or two groups of people come together to gang up on a individual or individuals!

Lessons we can learn

People are more important than rules and regulations!

We are here on earth to make a difference!

When you see people attacking a individual or individuals,you need to ask yourself why, before you jump on the band wagon!!

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