Read the Bible in a year by reading Mark 3:1--19 today Is It a Good Idea to Try to Kill a Healer? Watch what happened in a synagogue, 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. Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him. (Mk. 3:5, 6 NKJV) First, do you want to destroy a man who is able to heal people? Could not the Pharisees see how they could use this man? Think of all the good that they could do throughout the land! Second, can you destroy a man who is able to heal people? Could He not just as easily wither their perfectly normal arms? Could they not see that it would be impossible to destroy such a man? Unfortunately, the Pharisees had false ideas about the Sabbath and false ideas about Jesus Christ. Therefore, they were blind to the possibilities of Jesus, although He had just demonstrated His abilities right before them! Do you have false ideas that may have made you blind? Something to look for: What does Boanerges mean?