Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus. Matt. 12:14 NLT
What did Jesus do that would call for such a meeting?? Well...He healed a man on the Sabbath! NO!!! Now, if that is not deserving of the death penalty, what is??? After all.. that man could live with his withered hand for one more day, couldn't he?
The Pharisees were one of several denominations of Jesus day. They all proclaimed to have the "right" interpretation of Scripture. Problem is... they didn't know the power of the One they were talking about. Jesus came to HEAL hurts and pain... the Pharisees came to ruin healing by offering a list of religious prescriptions that masked the pains.. but never really healed the person.
What was needed then.. may still be needed now... a Phari-sect-omy! Jesus words and deeds "CUT" through the Pharisees like a surgeons scalpel!
As it is written, "The word of God is sharper than a two edged sword". A Pharisees response? Get rid of the Surgeon!
Beloved, are you slowly becoming a Pharisee?? Do you tend to judge what God is doing, just because He doesn't keep your rules? It may hurt a little.. but... If you hurry... you can still make your appointment today with the Great Physician and get your free Phari-sect-omy!