Jesus boldly confronts the Pharisees’ wrong interpretation and understanding of the Old Testament command to keep the Sabbath holy.
Christians are not bound by the rules and regulations of either the Old Testament Sabbath or the “Christian Sabbath.”
The story of the man with the withered hand exposes the sinful hearts of the Pharisees in comparison with the righteous, compassionate heart of the Lord Jesus Christ.
All men, whether religious or irreligious, are united in one thing: their hatred of the true Jesus. It doesn’t matter if they are caught up in false religion, or if they are rank secularists.