13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and it was restored, as healthy as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted against him, as to how they could assassinate him.
Matthew 12:13-14 NET
The religious leaders questioned Jesus in a desire to trap Him and accuse Him of breaking “the law” to get rid of Him.
He knew exactly what they were thinking and what they were trying to do. He did the right thing anyway. He healed and restored this man to wholeness.
Jesus wasn’t concerned about what man thought. He was more concerned about doing what His Father in Heaven wanted.
How many people miss out on what God has for them because they are afraid of what others might say or think? How many Christians miss the blessing of knowing that God used them?
If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, then what He says to you, through His Word and the Holy Spirit, is more important than anything else that influences your life.
Is He the authority in your life?
If not, why?
The life you live on this Earth, even though it might be 80-90 years, is not even a drop in the bucket compared to eternity. Learn to obey Him now! Be bold for Him now! Imagine Heaven knowing you as a person who was faithful to God, even in the midst of uncertainty.
The blessings of a life that is obedient and serves God, cannot compare to anything else in this world.
Lord, even when we will encounter persecution,help us to be faithful and obedient. Your will matters more than anything else that would impact our lives. Strengthen us to stand strong for you.