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As I read today’s chapter, I could not help but laugh as I read Luke 13:14, Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” Of all the things Jesus did in the moments leading to the Synagogue ruler’s tantrum, the best the ruler could come up with was a technicality that Jesus healed on a day that was supposed to be for rest. While rest if very important, the Sabbath is meant for our wellbeing and not for our spiritualization of NOT doing something for God. God’s glory, in all we do, is the most important thing. This includes taking any opportunity to do something that glorifies Him in the process. Jesus’ healing of the woman was meant to bring glory to God, but the Synagogue ruler took the opportunity to bring glory to himself and his ability to follow rules. We must never pass up an opportunity to do good and glorify our Heavenly Father.

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