Daily Bible Reading: John 5:1 – 24
Verse of the Day: John 5:54 – “When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?”
In our reading today, we see the account of a man who had been sick for 38 years. We are not told whether this was from birth or later, all we know is that he was unable to walk. Jesus sees him lying beside the Pool of Bethesda, which was purported to have healing properties when the waters were stirred by an angel, and knows how long he has been there.
In our verse today, the first question that Jesus asks this man is, “Do you want to get well?” Sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it? But the point Jesus was making was that we must desire with our hearts what Jesus has to offer. Do you want your sins forgiven? Really? Then we must tell Jesus this, ask Him to forgive and cleanse us. And, as He did with this man, He will do it.
Prayer: Jesus I come to You today and ask that You will do _____________ for me. Amen.