Too many rules will leave people frustrated.
Jesus dealt with the rules of the religious leaders. They got made that he healed someone on the Sabbath!
Instead of being excited, they were ticked. Ticked that Jesus broke the rules.
The rules got in the way of relationships.
Too many rules will mess up relationships.
Relationships with your own people.
Relationships with your customers.
Yes, there needs to be some sort of structure and system in place.
But when the structure and system gets in the way of showing mercy…being human…then you need to get back to the drawing board.
How can you show mercy instead of sticking to the rules today?
This series is about leadership lessons we can apply to our everyday lives from the stories of Jesus’ miracles. Today’s reading is from Matthew 12:1-14.