Who Is Jesus in Matthew?

1429 WordsJul 11, 20186 Pages
Everyone in this world is entitled to his or her own opinion. Each individual has a different point of view for something; no one’s opinion is right or is wrong. For me, I find it very interesting to listen to someone else’s opinion that is different than mine. However, there are others who have their own opinion, and they do not believe or even want to take into consideration what other peoples’ opinion is. This is how the religious leaders were in the book of Matthew. The Pharisees, scribes, priests and Sadducees were all classified as religious leaders in the bible. None of them had any faith in Jesus, they believed he was a fake of who he said he was on this earth. During this time in the bible, no one really knew who Jesus really was…show more content…
Not only did they not believe him and his blasphemy mighty deeds, but also it got to a point where they wanted to actually kill him. In Matthew, chapter twelve, the Bible speaks about how Jesus healed the man with the withered hand. Jesus told the man with the withered hand to extend his man; once the man did so, he was completely healed. “ So he stretched it out and it was completely resorted, just as sound as the other” (Matt. 12:13). Once the Pharisees saw and heard about another healing that Jesus performed, they were fed up with him. They now wanted to kill Jesus. “But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus” (Matt. 12:14). I think that this would have been the last straw for the Pharisees because when Jesus performed this miracle, it was on the Sabbath. The Ten Commandments clearly state that we must keep the Sabbath holy; it is a day of rest and relaxation. Jesus saw how on the Sabbath day you must keep it holy; however, when there is a need, he must respond to it. Jesus and his disciples went out through the grainsfield on the Sabbath and picked grain so they can eat. When the Pharisees saw this, they went to Jesus and told him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath” (Matt. 12:2). With a humble confidence, Jesus said to the Pharisees “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent. For the son of Man is Lord of
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