Wednesday, October 19, 2011

John 7:21-24. Set in their ways

Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a boy on the Sabbath. Now if a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing a man’s whole body on the Sabbath? Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

We are very prone to judge by appearances rather than thinking things through. In this case the Jews were too set upon following a protocol rather than thinking for themselves. We too can become set in our ways. We do things in a particular way because they have always been done that way. We need to open our minds to what the Spirit has to say ti us.

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