Todays Tasting: John 5
John 5 chronicles Jesus healing the man at the pool of Bethesda. The Jews see this man carrying his bed on the Sabbath, a forbidden type of work on the Sabbath. He saw another opening for accusation, which he claimed that Jesus didn’t honor the Sabbath. Jesus answered with the facts of their own hypocrisy. This starts the open conflict with the Jewish leaders.
Today’s Nourishment: Jesus was always concerned with doing the work of His Heavenly Father. He responded to the Jews by telling them, “
“The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise…I can do nothing on my own” (John 5:19; 30 ESV).
We, as Believers, are to do the same. We are to be tuned into God’s voice and live by His Spirit. As we “keep company with Christ,” we learn our Heavenly Father’s love and ways for us. In turn, we are to do His work here on earth.
A question was asked in this passage,
“Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:6 ESV).
Perhaps this is a question we should ask ourselves: “Do we want to be healed?”
Jesus came to heal us in every way.
In this passage, Jesus challenged the man He had just healed to enter into Jesus’ new life. Jesus warns him that if he fails to enter this new life, he will suffer even more.
If we truly love God, we will submit to His cleansing and healing from our sin. The good news of the Gospel is that He is willing and able to deliver us. Let us enter into that new life that Jesus died to give us! Oh, that we would do whatever we see Jesus do. Oh, the possibility a victorious life we live .
Dear Heavenly Father, Forgive us. Thank you for loving us, healing us, and for your saving grace. Put a fire in our hearts to fully surrender to your life. Let us be about your work here on earth. Amen.
How may we do the works of Jesus and pray for your healing?
Tomorrows Delight: Matthew 12,Mark 3,Luke 6
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