August 21, 2021
DAY 231: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey today through John 5-6, finds Jesus performing two miracles which resulted in rebellion and desertion.
Ask the Lord to give you His understanding of John 5-6. Read John 5-6. Let’s journey!
The Gospel of John was written by the Apostle John, a beloved disciple of Jesus. The purpose of John’s Gospel is stated in chapter 20. John wrote his Gospel to show that Jesus is the Messiah, and that through that belief, we may come to have life in the name of Jesus.
John 5-6: Chapter 5 of John begins with Jesus healing a man who had been crippled for 38 years. When the Pharisees saw him carrying his mat on the Sabbath, they accused him of violating Sabbath law. When he told them of Jesus’ command, which came with his healing, the Pharisees demanded to know who healed him. The man did not know. Later, the Pharisees learned it was Jesus. Rather than a sincere inquiry of Jesus, they condemned Him for breaking Sabbath law. Chapter 6 of John, finds Jesus miraculously feeding five thousand with five loafs of bread and two fish. Unfortunately, many who were fed followed Jesus only to receive present rewards and not eternal life through believing in Jesus to be God’s only Son and the source of their salvation. Many who followed Him left Him, some confused by the son of Mary and Joseph, others misunderstanding His command that eating my flesh, and drinking my blood, was a reference to the sacrament of Holy Communion. (John 5:1-6:71)
After concluding today’s reading, take some time and consider the following: In today’s reading, how is John showing Jesus as the Messiah? What have you learned about Jesus from today’s reading?
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