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Read Luke 13:10-17


Thursday

Read Luke 13:10-17

10 One Sabbath Jesus was teaching in a synagogue. 11A woman there had an evil spirit that had made her ill for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12When Jesus saw her, he called out to her, “Woman, you are free from your illness!” 13He placed his hands on her, and at once she straightened herself up and praised God.
14 The official of the synagogue was angry that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, so he spoke up and said to the people, “There are six days in which we should work; so come during those days and be healed, but not on the Sabbath!”
15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Any one of you would untie your ox or your donkey from the stall and take it out to give it water on the Sabbath. 16Now here is this descendant of Abraham whom Satan has kept bound up for eighteen years; should she not be released on the Sabbath?” 17His answer made his enemies ashamed of themselves, while the people rejoiced over all the wonderful things that he did.

Think

"His answer made his enemies ashamed of themselves, while the people rejoiced over all the wonderful things he did." - Luke 13:17
The legalists can not see why Jesus should heal on the Sabbath - but to the rest of the people it makes perfect sense.  Sometimes God's simple ideas are easier to understand than we think.

Pray

Lord you call me to simply love and serve.  Help me to love and serve with simplicity of spirit.

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