Monday, 17 August 2015

TWISTING THE WORD OF GOD

 
Once upon a time Jesus was in a synagogue on the Sabbath; and there was a man with a paralysed hand. (Matthew 12:9–14).

Some people wanted to accuse Him of doing wrong and asked Him whether it is against their Law to heal (work) on the Sabbath.

Jesus asked them if any of them had a sheep which fell into a deep hole on the Sabbath whether they would rescue it. Then to prove His point, He healed the man with the paralysed hand.

So what is Jesus saying here?

Is He encouraging people to break one of the Ten Commandments?

Of course not.

Jesus is saying: Beware of those who would use God’s Word for their own ends. They would either take it literally or miss-quote it to suit their own argument and to their benefit.

God has given you a brain. Use it.

It is there to help you discern what is right and what is wrong. The Commandments are there to guide you through life. Not to be used by you and interpreted in such a way so that you can twist their meaning for your own selfish needs.

10 comments:

  1. Very good lesson. Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Great to see you visiting again, Sparky. Thanx.

      God bless you and yours.

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  2. Or, 'thinking is not a sin.' :)

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    1. How nice to see you visiting me Brian. Thank you.

      You're so right. These days many people do not consider what they do is a sin at all.

      God bless you and yours.

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  3. Well said Victor, well said.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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    1. Thank you Aimee. It's great to see you visiting me again.

      God bless you and yours.

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  4. Legalists, atheists, anti-Christs, liberals, and others do it all the time. Which is, btw, one reason I became a Catholic. It's easier to obey an HISTORIC interpretation that dates back two thousand years, than try to figure out more modern ones.

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    1. I never understood atheists and the like. It takes more faith to believe and be certain that God does not exist, than it takes us to see the evidence and believe.

      Thank you for visiting me again Rich. Much appreciated.

      God bless you and your family.

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  5. A wonderful post for reflection today! Thank you! Have a grand day!

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy.

      God bless you and yours.

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