Jesus: “Stop Sinning Or Else”

Remember the story where Jesus healed the man by the pool of Bethesda? John 5:14 says:

Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”

Notice what Jesus did not say:

  • Do whatever makes you happy.
  • Live your best life now.
  • Think more positive thoughts.

Nope. Jesus essentially told the man to repent of his sins or experience divine judgment. Jesus did not ignore the man’s sins. He confronted them. It was the most loving thing Jesus could have done and we should do likewise.

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  1. I had a revelation of the person of Jesus recently; and it challenged everything I have ever thought He was. I just published a post called “Loving Jesus Yet Still Struggling With Sin.” I’ve learned, that for the Christian, sin is not the issue! I’d be interested in your thoughts. Thx.

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