BJ hits it big time.
Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!”
Read: 1 Samuel 4:12 – 8:22
Relate: In the Old Testament there are 613 Mitzvot, commands. Apparently that wasn’t enough. There was an entire class of people whose sole occupation was to interpret, teach, and enforce these laws. Their intentions were noble, but the results… disastrous. For a good Jew today, you cannot teat toilet paper when using the restroom. You must either have it pre-torn or keep tissues in the bathroom for use on the Sabbath. If for some reason you forgot to unscrew the lightbulb on your refrigerator then you cannot open that door…
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