Jesus Knows

Re:Verse passage – John 5:1-24 (day five) When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” John 5:6 

Same remarkable facet of the nature of Jesus we read in John 4 last week- the knowledge of Jesus. Come meet the man who told me all the things that I had done. Jesus knew the paralytic perfectly well. Jesus knew the woman perfectly well. Jesus knows each of us perfectly well. There is no occasion for Him to discover more about us.  No need to better understand us. No information lacking to diagnose us.  He already knows it all. And He acts perfectly with all His knowledge and understanding.  With wisdom and grace, Jesus questions, challenges, convicts, convinces, encourages, and empowers. 

This should fill us with awe, so that we sin not; with courage, so that we fear not; with delight, so that we mourn not. -Spurgeon. 

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Jesus Knows”

  1. Jesus could have done a miracle sign to help the long-time sick man to get well when He saw him without asking, “Do you wish to get well?” John 5:6

    Jesus chose certain people to reveal himself He is the Son of God, God himself, and the Savior. He chose certain illnesses and sufferers to reveal He was the only one who could do the impossibles, who could transform a life, and who could give one a new beginning.

    Who do not want to get well if he or she has suffered a chronic health condition for so many years? Jesus knew the man was longing to be healed for sure but why He asked such an unnecessary question in my view. He asked, I am convinced to myself, to show He is the Son of God, with all the divined power, knowledge, and authority to do the impossibles no other human beings could do. He became a healer and created a huge impact on changing life for this man for God’s glory.

    In our earthy life, we could have done the same thing. We ask questions when we have already known the answer of Yes, No, or Maybe, especially when we are in the position of authority. But there is a difference: Men show off their power, using their earthy position for their own glory while Jesus demonstrated His divined power and authority to reveal His mission on earth for God’s glory.

    I am interested in reading other thoughts why we ask questions while we probably already know the answers and for what purpose? What do we need to prove? Happy New Year!

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