Scripture:

John 5:14 – Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”

Observation:

Jesus healed the man by the pool at Bethesda who had been an invalid for 38 years. However, his physical healing was not his greatest need. Jesus sought the man and told him that he was well and to sin no more. Jesus was calling the man to live a life changed by his healing.

Application:

As a follower of Christ, I have been saved from a life of death and brought into life. My response should be to live a life where I recognize and live out the underserving grace that was shown to me. This does not mean that I am going have a perfect, sinless life the rest of my days on earth. I will live with His love and grace and choose to follow Christ in a new identity through Him.

Prayer:

Father,
Thank you for your love and grace in sending Jesus to save me. Let me recognize this was and is my greatest need. May I live life to follow you in response to the gospel.