The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were trying to find fault with Jesus. So they watched him closely. They wanted to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus knew what they were thinking. He spoke to the man who had the weak and twisted hand. "Get up and stand in front of everyone," he said. So the man got up and stood there.
We are a people pleasing society. Whether it is how we dress, what we say, or even the things we are willing to speak up on and respond to. But Jesus didn't care what others thought when he was doing what his Father called him to do... he expected hopefuls and followers not to care either. It is tough to stand up and stand out for our faith in the midst of nay-sayers who seek to see us fail... but the strength of God is with us when we boldly represent Him. What if we cast away all abandon to do what was right in God's eyes when we find ourselves in a prickly situation in man's?
Just a thought
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