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Dialectical Journal Of John 5: 8

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Then Jesus said to him, "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk" John 5:8 (NIV). These words were spoken to a man who had been sick for a better part of his life which extended to his adulthood. After 38 years now Jesus was telling him to carry his bed, instead of the bed carry him. Have you ever had a problem carry your life? The key that unlocks the door in this verse is interesting and simple it is to obey what the Lord tells you. Whether it makes sense or not — you are to obey! The moment we begin to obey we enter into a new life to gain momentum and strength. We no longer view things from what once previously paralyzed us. “Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it” Proverbs 8:33 (NIV). It may make sense to you—or it may not,
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