Imagine our Lord’s anger toward the Pharisees’ obsession with rules and disregard for hurting people. Jesus used this opportunity to provide healing for a man’s hand. If we are to imitate His example, our anger should cause us to combat evil by doing good. Jesus saw a need and filled it, despite the reactions of the authorities of His day.
Questions for further thought:
1. What wrongs in this world really make you angry?
2. How can you channel this anger into doing something good and helpful?
Challenge: Verse 5 tells us that although Jesus was angry, He was also “deeply saddened by their hard hearts.” Remember when you get angry about an injustice that God still loves those in the wrong. Pity those who fall victim to the devil’s influence and pray for them.
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