On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”
3 And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5 And he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him.
8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.
The best place for our cares is in the hands of Jesus, our hero.
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
28 Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
Jesus is the Word of God fulfilled. Proverbs of Solomon is from 9 B.C. and, a millennium later, Jesus fulfills what Solomon explains.
Father God, You have already done an engraving on Your hand of our name. You have remembered us with compassion. Your lives, our words, our heart is always in Your thoughts. Psalm 139 assures us. Your hand, Father God, is for good on all who seek You. Your right hand assures us not to fear You because You listen earnestly.
No one is able to take us from Your hand, Father. We always want to know, Father, Your hand is upon us.
Father, Your hand laid the foundation of the earth, and Your right hand spread out the heavens; when You call to them, they stand forth together.
We pray for Your comfort, beauty from ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that we may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that our Father God may be glorified. We shall call upon You to build up the ancient ruins; and they shall raise up from former devastations; In You we shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of generations.
We Will set You, Father God, always before us! Because You Are at my right hand, we shall not be shaken. Our hearts will be glad, and our whole being rejoices! We will dwell secure.
Father God will not abandon us, we will not see corruption. We will live. Father God in you are the paths of life. Because of You, Jesus, there is fullness of joy! Because being at Your right hand is always a pleasure. Thank You God. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †