Matthew 12:11-12 “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

The Pharisees were so concerned about Jesus breaking the law that they didn’t care about the man’s shriveled hand.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in following the rules that good Christians are expected to obey that we forget God’s greater laws of love. Even on Sunday we think we shouldn’t do something, but it might be a demonstration of God’s love.

Recently I walked out of the church after the service telling someone I couldn’t stay for Sunday school.
My neighbor’s ox had fallen into a pit.
She had gotten out of the hospital after a stroke and needed food. Yes, on Sunday she needed food and she was diabetic. A greater need for food.
So I broke my own rule and went to the grocery store on Sunday.
My neighbor and her welfare are certainly more important than that of an ox.


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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