Everyone needs some rest and relaxation.; but how much rest is too much rest? In John 5:16-18, we find Jesus breaking the Sabbath (Jewish day of rest)by healing a lame man. Should we always be about our Father’s business? Should we set a day aside for the purpose of glorifying God?
There is nothing that exempts Christians from experiencing the bad things in life. It’s also important to remember those bad things in life are not caused because of something you do wrong. God has a divine plan and purpose for everything and everyone.
Religiosity – a comprehensive sociological term used to refer to the numerous aspects of religious activity. Why is it important to focus on our salvation as opposed to religious activity? We see a clear example of why in John chapter 5.
Jesus has a way of meeting us right where we are. In John chapter 5 we find a man who has been waiting to be healed for 38 years and when Jesus meets him He tells him to “Get up”. Out of all the people Jesus could have healed, it was the identity of this one man that was special.
Many times we look for signs and wonders from God, but that’s not always how God operates. Sometimes His message is simple and direct. Sometimes all God has to tell us is…go!