Matthew 9:6 meditation

“But now, to convince you that the Son of Man has been given authority to forgive sins, I say to this man, ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk home.’ ”” Matthew 9:6 TPT

There are many that challenge
Whether Jesus was God
And it was just the same
When Jesus was alive
The religious scholars present
Resented Jesus power
And questioned his authority
To forgive on God’s behalf

But Jesus had a demonstration
Right there in front of them
A man so bound in sin and guilt
It had made him lame
If Jesus’ words of forgiveness
Really had God‘s power
Then that man would now be free to walk
Released and empowered

So these intellectuals
Could see they had been blind
Jesus told the man to walk
A simple command
But it would not have worked
If the man was unforgiven
Because they knew the laws of God
Could not be broken

Jesus wanted all to see
That they could come to Him
To be forgiven
Released from all their sin
The burden that God‘s law
Had placed on them
He could release them from
Into God‘s kingdom

The result of that freedom
Is not simply forgiveness
But health and life and wholeness
That only God can give us
For Jesus death did not pay
To simply wipe our record clean
But to give us his eternal life
All parts of us healing

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