Are You Stepping Out of Line?
“Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” - John 5:8
In the Gospels, we learn about a man who languished by a pool for 38 years, hoping for someone to put him in a pool when the waters stirred so he could be healed (see John 5:1-9). He had a place in line, but someone always stepped in front of him. What was Jesus’ response? Step out of line, take up your bed and walk!
Suppose a man had been standing in line for Super Bowl tickets for 38 years. His buddy comes up to him and says, “I have two tickets on the 50-yard line. Come on.” If he steps out of line, he puts all of his trust into this guy’s word that he has two tickets on the 50-yard line.
Do you know what a lot of us do? We want to make a provision for our flesh or we want to keep our spot in line. Jesus says, “Leave it behind.”
You’ll have to make a decision at some point—to stay put or risk it all, following Him!
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