John 5:14 NASB Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you.” 15 The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
We know Jesus is full of truth and mercy. Jesus showed this when he healed the man by the pool. We saw the reaction of the religious leaders, not to the miracle of healing, but to the man breaking one of their Sabbath rules. Jesus is in the process of revealing Who He is.
In verses 14-15 Jesus sheds more light.
He tells the healed man;
1. Look you are well
2. Stop sinning
3. There is something worse than illness
The scene at the pool is a picture of the effect sin has on each person. We are hopelessly dying in our sin with no ability to cure ourself. What is the cure for sin?.. more