One more look at Jesus’ words this week.

Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.

John 7:24

Read: John 7:21-24

Jesus is referencing a miracle he performed on the Sabbath. He showed compassion rather than following the restrictions for the Sabbath that forbid a person to do work. The healing required the man to carry his mat and walk home, both of which would have been considered work.

Jesus pointed out their inconsistency. If necessary to fulfill one part of the law, they would set aside another part. In this way, they did exactly what they accused Jesus of doing.

Jesus is, in essence, saying that things aren’t always as cut and dried as they seem.

Does everything seem black and white to you? No grey areas? Look again. Maybe everything isn’t as it seems.

Have a blessed Saturday as you prepare for worship tomorrow!

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