A Christ Filled Life/Getting To Know Jesus
Mercy-kindness. Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Isaiah 63:7, Matthew 19:17.
“The Healing At the Pool”
John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Leviticus 23:2. 2) Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. (That is House of Mercy). 3) In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4) For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 5) And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 6) 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? 7) 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. 8) Jesus saith unto Him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. 9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath. 10) The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the Sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. Exodus 20:10. (Sabbath Day-the Jewish day where all labor ceased and rest prevailed) 11) He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. 12) Then asked they him; What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? 13) And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed Himself away, a multitude being in that place. 14) Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. Matthew 12:45. 15) The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
Matthew Henry’s Commentary-v1-9 We are all by nature impotent folk in spiritual things, blind, halt, and withered: but full provision is made for our cure, if we believe in Christ. An angel went down, and troubled the water; and whatever disease it was, this water cured it; but only he that first stepped in had benefit. This teaches us to be careful, that we let not a season slip which may never return. Shall we, who perhaps for many years have scarcely known what it has been to be sick, complain of one wearisome night, when many others, better, than we, have scarcely known what it has been to be a day well? Christ singled this one out from the rest. Those long in affliction may comfort themselves that God keeps account how long. Observe, this man speaks of the unkindness of those about him, without any peevish reflections. As we should be thankful, so we should be patient. Our Lord Jesus cures him; Arise, and walk. God’s command, Turn and live; Make ye a new heart. It was by the power of Christ and He must have all the glory. The proof of spiritual cure; is our rising and walking. v10-15 The misery believers are made whole from, warns us to sin no more. This is the voice of every providence (Divine care and guidance). Go, and sin no more. Christ spoke of the wrath to come, which is beyond compare! And if such afflictions are severe, how dreadful will be the everlasting punishment of the wicked! Praise God!
More to come and God Bless You.