To Heal or to Harm

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The Question: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or evil?

Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath

  • The Pharisees and scribes watch Jesus closely, to catch Him in the act of breaking the Sabbath laws
  • One of the laws is that you cannot heal a person on the Sabbath because that is considered work
  • Jesus asks the question: Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good , or to do evil? to save life or to destroy it?

What honors God?

  • Doing right, doing good, doing kindness
  • Isaiah 1:11-17
  • Isaiah 58:6-7, 13-14
  • Acts 15:5

What is our goal, to heal or to harm?

  • We do one or the other every time we pass by someone
  • Are we hurting others through our silence or helping through our witnessing?
  • We cannot be neutral

Scripture Verses

Luke 6:6-11