If there is a question about God’s will in healing, it should be settled here.
John 7:23 – If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
From the very start today, let us discover an absolutely sure footing for our discussion. First, let us acknowledge that God’s Word is truly recorded, and that the will of God is clearly established therein. Second, the Scriptures clearly reveal the will of Father concerning healing – IT IS HIS WILL TO HEAL! Third, Jesus ALWAYS did those things that pleased the Father. Fourth, it is absolutely established that “without faith it is impossible to please” the Father.
Now let us examine our Text for Today. Jesus addresses the fact that keeping the law of Moses was needful, for it was the will of the Father. That was, of course, under that Old Covenant that was established on the law of Moses. He then addressed the matter of healing. He had healed a man on the Sabbath. He always did those things that pleased the Father. His healing of the man on the Sabbath was an act that pleased the Father. Since it pleased Father, it MUST BE THE WILL OF THE FATHER, not only that healing was His will for His covenant people, but that even healing on the Sabbath was His will. And if it is pleasing to the Father that a work could be performed on the Sabbath, it is certainly pleasing to the Father that such a work be performed on any other day of the week.
Now let us examine for a moment the priority level our heavenly Father places on healing. To what law of Moses did Jesus relate His act of healing on the Sabbath. To the law of circumcision. And that law, my friend, was of the highest importance for any male of the Hebrew, and in Jesus’ day, any male of the Jewish people. By law, circumcision was required, or we could say DEMANDED, for ANY male born as a Hebrew, or Jew. On the eighth day, the infant boy was to be brought to a priest for the act of circumcision. I find it interesting that Jesus, in reference to His act of healing, placed it in such a high priority as to use circumcision as its equal. It could not be placed on a higher plane of acts commanded by and pleasing to Father. And so it should be for the church. 3 John 2 should be our defining statement as to the will of Father regarding healing. IT IS HIS HIGHEST DESIRE AND GREATEST PLEASURE FOR HIS CHILDREN. Enjoy you HEALTHY day!
Manna for Today – John 7:1-24; John 8:29; 3 John 2; Proverbs 4:20-23; 1 Peter 2:24