Who do you think you are?
For the sacred men leading Jerusalem their commandments were always more important than compassion. Jesus had no problems with God’s commands. He created them! Jesus was God in a bod! But, Jesus had big problems with those who valued their traditions above loving people. So, the Jewish leaders were at odds with God. The third sign Jesus performed, a Sabbath healing, and its aftermath, makes the conflict clear. Jesus did a compassionate miracle. The Pharisees were mad, not glad! And that was too bad for them.
Big Idea: Love wins! Love trumps tradition.
Personal Big Idea: Don’t let tradition get in the way of loving the people God loves.