Mark 3:5 RSV: And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
My dear friend in Christ, are you holding unto an old belief that is contrary to the word of the Lord Jesus Christ? I encourage you to let it go and rather listen to the master Jesus Christ. Today’s message brings to light how stubborn and hardened the hearts of the Jews were at embracing the message of Christ. They were insisting on the law of Moses concerning the sabbath. They felt that they know the scriptures more than Jesus. The Bible records today that Jesus was not only angry but grieved at their hardened hearts.
There are people like that today who are holding unto certain beliefs that are in direct contrast to the truth of the gospel. But they won’t let go because of their stubbornness. It is futile to hold on to any belief that is contrary to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He came to correct all the prophets that came before Him. They prophesied about Him but never really understood what they said. So it is only right for us to choose His words over those of His servants the prophets.
Notice also the reason for His anger. It is okay to be angry sometimes but for a just cause and never allow it to make you sin. Also, in order to prove to them that He has the power to do the impossible, He restored the hand of the man whose hand was deformed.Then the Pharisees were even more upset with this healing. Look at what the Bible said in verse 6 of the same chapter. “So the Pharisees left the synagogue and met at once with some members of Herod’s party, and they made plans to kill Jesus.”
Jesus is Lord and His words must be taken above every other prophets before Him. Then, He will help you to understand Him better. Hallelujah.
Declare to yourself loud: I will embrace the truth about Christ.
- Heavenly Father, help me to hearken to the voice of your son Jesus Christ.
- Precious Holy Spirit, help me to control myself when I get angry and let it be for a just cause. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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