Then we see the Pharisees and scribes, they were watching Jesus, they didn't listen to Him they were getting ready to pounce. They knew Jesus was a miracle worker, one who had compassion and they recognized that this was a perfect opportunity for Jesus to heal the man and authenticate the message He was teaching. Jesus, however, knew their thoughts, so He had the man stand up, and He asked the Pharisees a very important question, "What is more important saving lives or obeying rules?" Then He healed the man. The Pharisees became upset and started to plot against Jesus.
Jesus is the Great Physician, and He knows our thoughts. It was during this Sabbath that Jesus healed a man and showed His power to everyone. Instead of rejoicing in the man's healing, they became angry with the Healer, they had lost their focus. Many times we lose our focus and we become angry with God instead of rejoicing for what He is doing. I think of Jonah, who should have been pleased when Nineveh was saved and they repented, instead he was angry with God. Jonah was focused on the judgment of God, not the mercy. The Pharisees were concerned with legalism not freedom. Let's examine ourselves, are we focusing on some rules, or regulations, traditions, legalism, or are we focused on the Lord Jess