“Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than evil?” The confrontation is still concerning what you can or can’t do that would be classified as “work” on the sabbath. Jesus cures on the sabbath a man with a withered hand. There had developed so many rules and regulations that what Jesus did in this act of charity was considered breaking the sabbath laws. The rules and regulations that we follow are meant to enhance our relationship with God: think: fasting rules during Lent. We need to use any rules to grow and love God more and our neighbor as well.