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Jesus: Healing at a Pharisee's House

      The next incident is found only in Luke 14, but is similar to others we have seen. Jesus was the dinner guest of a prominent Pharisee. This happened on other occasions as well (7:36; 11:37), and this fact shows that Jesus was Torah-observant. The Pharisees would not have invited someone who ignored the Torah, especially the food laws, to their house.

      There was a man present who needed healing, probably placed there purposely to stimulate the discussion on Sabbath regulations. Jesus asks their opinion, whether it was lawful to heal on the Sabbath. They don't answer, since they know there is nothing in Torah against it. Jesus heals the man and follows it up by asking whether if a person or even an animal fell into a well on the Sabbath, they would pull him out. The implication is that they would, and the further implication is that healing a man is in exactly the same category.

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And because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
Psalm 119 :128