Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” ⏤that they might accuse Him. 11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12 “Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Now that 2023 is upon us, we will resume our attention on the Gospel of Matthew.
As a reminder, Jesus was Jewish, and a product of Jewish culture. Matthew wrote this gospel, originally, for the Jewish people, presenting Jesus as the Son of David, as well as, the Son of Abraham.
We have already seen that Matthew begins writing this Gospel by tracing Jesus’ genealogy back to King David. Matthew also connects many predictions about Jesus found in the Old Testament with events in the life of Jesus, many of which have already been fulfilled.
Let’s continue our exploration of this book of the Bible, The Gospel of Matthew, praying again, that God’s Holy Spirit will be our Guide as we read and discover fresh and new insights from His Holy Word.
So, do join us as we continue reading and learning in the days ahead!