Feb. 9. Jesus Heals Withered Hand on the Sabbath

Mt. 12:9-14; Mk. 3:1-6; Lk. 6:6-11

On another Sabbath when Jesus was in a synagogue, a man who had a withered hand was present. The scribes and Pharisees, trying to find a reason to accuse Him asked if it were lawful to heal on the Sabbath. He asked them if it were lawful to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill on the Sabbath. Then He told the man to stretch out his hand and when he did so, it was healed. The Pharisees were so enraged by the healing of this man, that they plotted even with some of their enemies to try to destroy Jesus.