Joh 7:16-24; 5:5-18, 45-47; Gen 17:6-12; Lev 12:1-3; Deu 5:12-15; Rom 4:9-12; 8:3-4; Luk 11:42-43
JOHN-36-211010 - length: 65:49 - taught on Oct, 10 2021
Verse 17 states a general principle.
Starting in verse 19, Jesus makes a specific application to His audience.
Exhibit 1: they sought to murder an innocent Man - Jesus.
They accused Him of being a law breaker, yet they actually broke the law themselves.
This one deed was healing the man who had been paralyzed for 38 years.
They were astonished, but they reacted very unfavorably.
The Lord established a covenant with Abraham, the first Hebrew.
Circumcision became the sign of this covenant.
Later on, when the LORD gave the Law to Moses, He included circumcision.
The male child had to be circumcised on the eighth day.
The Sabbath was a day of rest. It was also given in the Law of Moses.
By not doing any work, any labor.
And by remembering that when you were a slave, the Lord freed you.
The Sabbath was made for man. A day of refreshment, rest, and freedom.
Sabbath - freedom from bondage. The bondage of slavery. The bondage of toil.
It is a seal of righteousness which is by faith, not works.
It’s easy to get caught up in appearances.
That disappears once you judge according to the righteousness of the Law.
Not the appearances, but the heart.
Not the letter, but the spirit.
For one thing, it means to be the opposite of a Pharisee.
You understand the heart of your Father. His priorities are your priorities.
A man who’d been paralyzed for 38 years was anything but free, anything but at rest.
That it is lawful to do good on the sabbath, not harm. To save a life, not to kill.
Love is the fulfillment of the Law.