How Did Jesus Break The Rules Of His Time?

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How did Jesus break the rules of His time?
To understand how Jesus broke various laws and social rules during His time it is important to understand why it was meaningful for Him to do it in the first place. It seems that most around the King of the Jews had a problem with His actions, words and timing. Yet, He didn’t come to please people, but to save them. The sense of urgency which carried His thoughts trumped any kind of social conduct He was expected to follow. For the Jews who held the law given to Moses at Mount Sinai, it was more than confusing to see the Messiah disregarding many of the laws which governed their lives. What the Jews didn’t comprehend was that Jesus came to crush the cycle of sin, by conquering all humanly limitations for the advancement of the Kingdom. Astonishingly enough they didn’t see that Jesus is the fulfillment of the law in the most perfect and ultimate way.
When looking at Luke 13:10-17 I consulted The Oxford Companion to the Bible and the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. In the aforementioned passages Luke writes about Jesus teaching in one of the synagogues on Sabbath. This was typically a day for reading the Torah, among other teaching and worship. It makes it all the more ironic that after this reading Jesus broke a few of the laws in front of everyone present. While He was teaching He noticed a woman who had been crippled, she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. It seems like Jesus stopped His message by calling…
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