Sunday, July 3, 2005

Luke-Sabbath day

Luke 14:1  And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
Luke 14:2  And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.

dropsy, edema, an accumulation of water or fluid in the bodies connective tissue.

Luke 14:3  And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
Luke 14:4  And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;

Yes, it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.

Luke 14:5  And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
Luke 14:6  And they could not answer him again to these things.

The problem was that the Jews had interpreted keeping the sabbath with many added laws and customs. Jesus never broke God's law, but often was accused of breaking their man made laws interpreting incorrectly the laws of God. Jesus is Lord of the sabbath and Lord of truth. Let no man put you in bondage to their ideas of God's truth. The truth of God will set you free to do good.  

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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