The Pharisees and other religious leaders had taken the Lord God’s law and made it a test for salvation.
What is worse, is they had added their own man-made laws to the mix.
This was not a good thing.
Please read the following verses.
10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”
15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?
16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”
17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
When Jesus was asked about the Sabbath, he said this.
27 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
The law was not given to bring salvation because no human, except Christ, could keep it.
Instead, the law was given to show us all that we are sinners.
I am thankful to the Lord God that He puts human beings above human law.
Of course, we need laws to live together in community.
Please make sure we don’t put laws above humans. Let you who have ears, hear.