After healing a man with a malady that had plagued him for 38 years, Jesus tells him to pick up his bed and walk, which he then does. He doesn’t thanks Jesus, follow Jesus, nor even acknowledge Jesus’ supernatural God-given ability to perform this miracle. The religious establishment leaders also fail to comprehend that a lame man has been given the ability to walk again. Instead, they are focused on Jesus’ rebellious command that the man carry his bed on the Sabbath! When confronted, Jesus doesn’t back down but rather turns up the heat by declaring Himself to be One with God the Father in nature, works, power, authority, and honor. Why is it so important that Jesus is God?