Re:Verse passage – Mark 3:1-12 (day five)
“They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.”
We have another occurrence of the mounting tension between Jesus and the Pharisees. It seems relentless. We get a glimpse into their perspective. They were looking for opportunities to accuse and confront Jesus. How did it come to this? Why were they so unaware of who and what was going on? They have completely lost perspective. The perspective of the law and subsequently the perspective of the mission and message of Jesus.
The Pharisees because of their inward and insecure focus, believed that the Law was designed and given to make men “like themselves”. When in actuality, the Law was given and designed to make man more like God- loving, serving, worshipping. As believers, the goal of the gospel- for us, for other believers, and for unbelievers is never to make others like us, but rather make them (and us) more like Jesus- the full and complete revelation of the living God.