John 5: Who Make You Whole?
Verse of the Day: (V15) “The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.”
1. Whole (V1-16)
V5 “And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.”
There was a man who had an illness for thirty eight years, and had been waiting by a pool called Bethesda to be healed. At a certain time, an angel would come to the pool to stir the water, and whoever reached the pool first, shall be healed. This man waited for thirty eight years, and each time when he got closer to the pool, someone else would have gone into the pool, and was healed. This was why he was thankful to Jesus as Jesus immediately made him whole without him going to the pool. Hence, he believed that Jesus was the Son of God who could make him not only physically but spiritually whole.
V15 “The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.”
2. Will (V17-38)
V19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
Jesus explained to the Jews that whatever works He was doing, He was doing all for God, the Father, and not for Himself. Indeed, Jesus left the throne of heaven to live among the people, then taught and preached to them, healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons, and subsequently was betrayed, arrested, crucified, buried and rose again, was all according to the will of God. There was nothing that Jesus did which was for Himself.
V30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
3. Words (V39-47)
V44 “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?”
Jesus rebuked the Jews that instead of honouring and praising Him as He was the Son of God, they were honouring and praising one another. Jesus knew that their hearts were hardened. They refused to hear and obey Jesus’ words, just like they refused to believe in Moses’ writings when Moses had time and again mentioned Him as the Son of God.
V47 “But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that the Lord Jesus Christ has made me spiritually whole.