Friday, June 15, 2007

Jesus Healed on the Sabbath

And Jesus healed on the sabbath. Deliberately. In fact, if you look at the healings of Jesus, it is interesting that whereas most of them happened at the request of sick persons who approached Jesus, in the case of the healings on sabbaths, it was Jesus who took the initiative, unasked. He was asked for healing at almost any time except the sabbath (as the synagogue superintendent said was proper, Luke 13:14). He chose to heal on the sabbath, precisely when people would have been reluctant to ask.

-- Christopher Wright, Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, p.238

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