Subject: May 17th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven. Mark 2.5.

Alas, how often sin damages man's body as well as causes pain to the heart. We readily acknowledge that many sicknesses are attributable to natural reasons, such as infection or over-exhaustion. But the Bible also reveals that some sicknesses are the consequences of sin (Mark 2.5, John 5.14). If a sickness is due to sin, whether hidden or manifested, the sinner certainly knows about it. What can he say and do except express regret and to mourn. In the case of the palsied man, the Lord knew the cause of this particular sickness. So that first He said to the man sick of the palsy, "Son, thy sins are forgiven," and then spoke once more to him and said: "Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house" (v.11). What a tremendous gospel this is! Such forgiveness as this has forever afterwards become a great gospel to all who are sick through sin.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee