He Sees You: Gospel Today Devotional - 14th November, 2023

The book of John as it is, is indeed a very interesting one as it records the signs done by our Lord, and Saviour Jesus Christ, even the beginning of the signs he did in Cana of Galilee was recorded in this book. How precious would it be if we decide to see for ourselves the great truths that have been written therein, and get to see lessons applicable to us as believers. Our study for today will be from this book as well, and I trust that the Lord through his word would minister to our very hearts. Amen.

He Sees You: Gospel Today Devotional - 14th November, 2023

The book of John in the fifth chapter records a very important event. The chapter gives the account of people who were lamed, blind, and had all kinds of issues that needed attention. Amongst the people who were there was a man who had been there for thirty eight years, also disabled with no hope of getting his freedom until the Lord Jesus saw him, and attended to his situation. It doesn't matter how long that situation has been, the Lord will visit it.

Today, by the grace of God, we shall be considering the encounter this man had with Jesus, and how that encounter brought into his life a long lasting change. We shall by the grace of God as well see lessons that are applicable to us as believers from this study. I trust the Lord to minister to your heart as he ministers to mine. The passage of scripture under consideration is seen below,

"When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath".(John 5:6-9).

The Bible says when Jesus saw him lie, and knew he had been there for a long time, he took interest in his case. Here we see the compassionate nature of our Lord Jesus. He didn't ignore the man or pretend as though nothing was wrong. He asked if the man was willing to let him help. He felt his pain, and was not happy seeing him that way. When we as believers see people in need as well, just like our Lord Jesus, we should show concern.

Second of all, when Jesus asked him if he was willing to be made whole, he didn't answer directly, why? Because he was tired, and needed to explain to Jesus why he really needed the help. Many thought he complained, no, he only explained to Jesus why the question of being willing to be made whole wasn't an option. This explained the helplessness of the man. And in his explanation lied the answer Jesus needed.

The Lord Jesus on getting the answer, instructed him to pick his bed, and rise. And the man believed, and did as he was instructed. Here, we see, his response of faith. That situation isn't hopeless, neither is it  fatal or final. Jesus sees you, and know you've been there a long time. He is asking you today, are you willing to be made whole? Give him your answer like the man in our study, and what he says to you, please do. The Lord comforts your heart today in Jesus' name. Amen.

Thought for the day:

The Lord Jesus sees that situation, and his question to you is, will you be made whole?.

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