October 12, 2020

John 5:15 The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

The man didn’t know who had healed him but later Jesus met up with him again and set him straight. He lets the leaders know as they had been bugging him earlier. If you read on you will find that this becomes a point of contention. I’m guessing the man that was healed thought he was doing a good thing by telling the leaders. I mean, after all, he had been healed! That’s a good thing, isn’t it? The things we say don’t always have the effect we desire or intend. That can particularly be true when we talk about God. Some folks profess that you shouldn’t talk about politics or religion because it just leads to argument. But if we don’t talk about the things that are most important, we get reduced to trivial chit chat. Yes, talking about God can lead to contention, but it doesn’t have to. Speak your truth about God and trust God to take care of where it goes.

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