Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Day 4

John 5:1-19 (NIV84)

“Jesus gave them this answer: ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does’”. John 5:19

Today’s Journey

Read the story of the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda.

Jesus healed a man that had been paralyzed for 38 years. The life expectancy at that time was 30-35 years on average. Think about that. This man was ill for a long time, and Jesus heals him on the Sabbath. This becomes an issue for the Jewish leaders. Sabbath was a day to rest and worship. Jesus says God the Father is always working. Jesus said He does what the Father is doing. Evidently, the Father was ready to heal this man on the Sabbath, so Jesus healed the man.

This tells me something about the Sabbath. It is to be a day of healing. Maybe God prescribed rest and worship on the Sabbath because the Sabbath is meant to be a day of healing. If God is always working, then what is He doing today? Who is He ready to heal today? I challenge you to ask that question throughout the day. When you see God doing something, jump in and be ready to see people healed in Jesus’ name.

1 comment on “Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

  1. Amen.


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