Mark 3:1-4 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

Once again, we find Jesus embroiled in a sabbath day confrontation with the religious hierarchy of the day. And once again we see that the subject of the confrontation is because Jesus has “violated” the Pharisees’ tradition of what it meant to do work on the sabbath. Jesus has declared Himself to be the Lord of the sabbath. As Lord of the sabbath, Jesus was revealing the true heart and character of The Father by performing the sabbath day miracles that He did, most certainly not breaking it.

How tragic it is when manmade religious traditions oppose the miracle-working power of the gospel to save, heal, or deliver those who are bound by sin and its devastating consequences. Jesus simply speaks a word to a man with a withered hand and the man is immediately healed. Glorious!

We are all withered spiritually, physically, mentally, and relationally as creatures of the fall. Regardless of the impossibility of your condition, one word from The Master’s lips can set you free today, beloved. Praise be unto God for His unspeakable gift of everlasting life and deliverance in and through faith in His Son Jesus Christ! Selah