“And He said to the man who had the withered hand, ‘Step forward.’ Then He said to them, ‘Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?’ But they kept silent. And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.” Mark 3:3-5
The profound thing Jesus reveals through His miracle on the Sabbath is that there are two ways to obey God’s word. One leads to death and the other to life. One simply listens to the surface-level meaning of God’s word, the other listens to the heart behind it.