November 21, 2011
John 5:10-16 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. (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. (15) The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. (16) And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
The more we study Jesus, the more we understand how the Jews did not like Jesus. Here, Jesus (who is God, by the way) healed someone and the Jews are accusing Jesus of breaking the law. Remember, Jesus is the one who created the law. By the way, Jesus is also the one who created the Jews, you and I. If Jesus wants to heal one of us, He can. If Jesus wants to do anything, He can. But, it will get more interesting before the end of this chapter.