WHO IS THE ONE BLESSING YOU?
Luk 5:20 When Jesus saw their faith he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Luk 5:21 Then the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to think to themselves, “Who is this man uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Luk 5:22 But Jesus was familiar with their hostile thoughts; he said to them, “Why are you raising objections within your hearts?
Luk 5:23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’?
Luk 5:24 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has the right to forgive sins throughout the land “– he said to the paralyzed man– “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher and go home.”
Luk 5:25 Right then he stood up before them, picked up the stretcher he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God.
Luk 5:26 Then bewilderment seized them all, and they glorified God. They were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen strange things today.”
beyond the blessing
Jesus blessed a great many people in the years of his public ministry. No one rejected the blessing. But the blessings of healing and deliverance and other miracles were intended to point to who Jesus really is, and his authority over creation as its rightful restorer and king. Have you looked beyond the blessings and acknowledge who Jesus really is?
LORD, show us who you are.