Simple Faith and Obedience

“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. John 5:7-9

There’s perhaps not a clearer example of obedience than what this man did. Jesus said do this and he did it. We find ourselves in similar situations, but fortunately for us, it’s not being recorded for all of history to see. For us, Scripture is clear about things we should do and things we definitely should not do.

How would our lives be different if we, like the man at the fountain, just obeyed?

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