A Withered Hand Becomes Whole
And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Then Jesus said unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness…. —Luke 6:6-11
The scribes and Pharisees watched closely to see whether Jesus would heal on the Sabbath. They wanted to accuse Jesus of breaking the law. But Jesus was looking for a way to show the goodness of God, the Lord of the Sabbath. Jesus called the man with the withered hand forward saying, "Stretch forth thy hand." Immediately it was restored, which made the religious leaders angry. You see, while the scribes and Pharisees associated doing good with obeying man-made Sabbath traditions, Jesus associated doing good with healing and saving life. Acts 10:38 says Jesus "went about doing good…." What good? "…healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him." Obviously, healing is good in God's sight.
My Confession: Jesus healed all who came to Him in faith, and He's still the same today. It's good in His sight when by faith I receive my healing.
Please read these scriptures (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalm 103:3; Matthew 4:23, 8:3. Revelation 22:6.
Week # 12: Weekly prayer:
Father God, we come to You as our Father in Heaven, and honor You as the only Father of all. In the beginning You, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit created the heaven and the earth, and all glory, power, honor be unto You and the Trinity. Thank You, that You took a withered people and made them whole as You sent Your Son Jesus to be born through a young virgin in Bethlehem. Down through the years You have proved this to generations after generations that Your hand did this for Your chosen people who are called by Your Name. Help us to respond to our Savior in a special way this season and through the New Year. Help us to stretch forth our hands to all who are in need this season. Help us to preach and teach that Jesus is the reason for the season, and for all eternity. Bless our withered lives to become whole in Jesus. AMEN.
Quiz: Week # 12
A). Saw men as trees walking.
B). Saw every man clearly.
C). Told to go wash in the pool of Siloam.
D). None of the above.
Scripture Reading Mark 5
In Mark 5:30 what did Jesus say to the woman with the issue of blood?
A). Thy faith has made thee whole
B). Why are you so faithless?
C). Where is your faith?
D). Who touched my clothes?
According to this study: Questions
1). Read (Hebrews 13:8), explain what it means to you.
2). The Scribes and Pharisees was doing to Jesus what Satan does to each one of us every day, what was that?
3). Can you explain what Doctor Luke meant when he said, "And they were filled with madness?"
4). What good did Jesus do as He traveled in His ministry?