Jesus was often accused of breaking the Sabbath according to the religious elite of His day. They saw Him performing various miracles like giving sight to the blind, healing a withered hand, and probably many other healings not mentioned in the Gospel accounts. This upset the religious elite because there were rules and/or laws that forbid or limited Jews to certain activities and to overextend yourself in this area was to disrespect God and disrespect their way of life.
There is a tendency to fall in line with traditions or the majority at the expense of doing what is morally right. We so often will remain silent or still when there is obligation to speak or move because that is what our Lord Jesus would do. Jesus didn’t care what the religious leaders or the majority had to say when it came to doing the right thing.
May we always be reminded of this truth when confronted with a situation to do good or to do evil, especially when doing good might get us into some hot water.
Pastor Jason Witt