Good Morning May 12

In Mark chapter 2 there is the account of Jesus healing the paralyzed man. But He begins by saying, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”(vs.5) There were some of the Jewish leaders observing this, and they immediately objected. “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” And that is exactly the right question. “Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Jesus was revealing Himself to be God. There have been some in recent times who have tried to say that Jesus never claimed to be God. They certainly have not really considered Jesus statements about Himself. It is ultimately the Holy Spirit who has to reveal the truth of Jesus to each heart, but Jesus certainly did claim His identity with God, even to the point of taking the holy name of God for Himself. In John 8:58 He declared “before Abraham was born, I am!”. The “I am” is the most holy name that God gave to Moses when He called him to deliver Israel from bondage. (Exodus 3:14) This Jesus that we worship is truly God. Glory to His holy name.