After looking around at them all, [Jesus] told [the man with a paralyzed hand], “Stretch out your hand.”  He did so, and his hand was restored.  [The Scribes and Pharisees], however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do with Jesus.  (Luke 6:10-11)

The religious leaders were more concerned about maintaining their protocol than experiencing God’s power.  Rather than rejoice that God showed His glory by making a man whole, they were enraged that He didn’t bow to their tradition.

These people were so hyper-concerned with practicing their religion “rightly” that they wanted to stop Jesus from changing a man’s life because it didn’t fit their box.

Some people still do.

–Pastor Phillip