Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.” Mark 3:1-3
Jesus knew the religious leaders’ heart. He knew what they were thinking mainly because they showed their hand previously. They had every intention of trying to expose Him. When the man rose, they knew He was on to their ways.
Jesus was going to heal the man but not before Jesus exposed the hypocrites in front of a lot of people.
No matter who you are, what you know, how much you’re worth, or your status in this world, you cannot fool Jesus. That statement was as true then as it is now. Whether it’s going through the motions of worship, unpassionate prayers, or not giving everything over to Him, Jesus cannot be fooled. We try though, don’t we? We try because we know that others see us and that’s important. But it really isn’t.
Jesus knows you better than you know yourself, so why not be real with Him? Why not lay it all out for Him to heal and work with?
Good question, why not?