Thought For Today - September 12 - Sins Forgiven ! Health restored !
Thought for Today - September 12 - Sins Forgiven ! Health Restored !
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A man who was sick of the palsy was brought to Jesus, being carried on a bed. His family and friends, no doubt, had such confidence in Jesus that he could help and heal him ,that they were willing to carry him a great distance to get to Jesus.
"And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, laying on a bed; and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy. son be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." Matthew 9:2.
Many sickness and diseases in our physical bodies may be the result of sins in which we have indulged without regard for the laws and commandments of God. The first step to a healthy mind and healthy body is to have our sins forgiven and to have a clean conscience with God.
The shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ washes away all our sins if we will ask him for cleansing. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:9.
When the sick man, laying on the bed, received confidence that his sins were forgiven and he could have a clean conscience with God, he arose from his bed and walked. Jesus said unto him: "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." Matthew 9: 1.
God rewards our faith and confidence in him. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." When we know that our sins are forgiven, and we are accepted by God through Christ, we can be of good cheer and this tends towards good health for both soul and body.
In spite of what the scribes said, Jesus Christ, the mighty powerful God has power to forgive sins and heal.
"And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemeth. and Jesus knowing their thoughts said, 'wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, thy sins be forgiven thee or to say, arise and walk? But that ye may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins,(then sayeth he to the sick of the palsy,) arise, take up thy bed and go into thine house. And he arose and departed to his house." Matthew 9: 3-4.