Son, your sins are forgiven

In Mark 2:5, Jesus told the paralytic “Son, your sins are forgiven”. This is the best and greatest thing Jesus could do for the man. Having your sins forgiven mean life in heaven for eternity. But those around them, as seen in the following versus, were the skeptics and said Jesus was blasphemous. They are right that only God can forgive sins. Too bad they didn’t recognize God was in their presence. So Jesus healed to prove to them that He had the power and authority to do both.

In Mark 2:9 asks “Which is easier: to say your sins are forgiven or get up, pick up your stretcher, and walk?”

To me as a human, it is easier to say your sins are forgiven than to tell someone to walk. I have no power to heal.  I can say you are forgiven of your sins but I have no proof that sins were forgiven.  To heal someone in the flesh is real and verifiable here on earth.

Jesus is God so He has the power. But Jesus is saying it is harder to forgive since it comes from us to want and ask and harder since Jesus must die for our sins.

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