August 21, 2022

You Are No Ox

Passage: Luke 13:10-17

God does not save us because we ask God to save us. God does not save us because we deserve to be saved. No, in Jesus’ interaction with this twisted woman, we get a beautiful picture of Jesus’ interaction with our twisted world. Jesus heals this woman not because she asks him to, but because He wants to. The synagogue leader is angry with Jesus. Why? Yes, Jesus healed on the Sabbath, but it’s deeper than that. Religion puts the burden of salvation on us. We must notice God and follow all of the religious and moral rules so that God will eventually notice us. The Gospel is that God notices us and saves us through His grace.

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