Have you known people who do nothing on the Sabbath except go to church and prepare a meal? In my opinion that is not what the Bible teaches us. If helping someone needs to be done on the Sabbath do it. Check on your elderly neighbors in this heat we are having. Take food to people that are ill. If a big storm is coming tomorrow don't leave your crops in the field to be destroyed.
As we have heard many times, going to church doesn't make you a Christian. Helping others and your personal relationship with God will make you a good Christian.
Then Jesus went back to the meeting place where he found a man with a crippled hand. The Pharisees had their eye on Jesus to see if he would heal him, hoping to catch him in a Sabbath infraction. He said to the man with the crippled hand, "Stand here where we can see you."
Then he spoke to the people: "What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless? No one said a word.
He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, "Hold out your hand." He held it out-it was as good as new!. The Pharisees got out as fast a they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with Herod's followers and ruin him.
My goal this week is to do something good for someone everyday, no matter how small it might seem to you it will mean the world to someone in need.
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