In this they erred greatly, and probably caused the Saviour so much inconvenience by the pressure of the crowd, that he had to remove from the town. Send me.”. Amen. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? How earnestly and eloquently would the two formerly blind men tell the story of how he opened their eyes! Note the modesty of these early recorders; Matthew does not say that it was his own house where this gathering took place, nor that he was the giver of the feast. That is the best answer to give to cavillers, do more good than ever. There are some lies that smell so strongly of the pit from which they came that everybody will recognize their origin, and therefore you need not take the trouble to point out that they are falsehoods. He saw the faith of the one man who was brought to him, and also the faith of the four bearers who had let him down through the roof. Singular that for two souls there should thus be one destiny! Click on the different category headings to find out more. in this great city, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few! For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? He is even now affected towards our people in the same manner. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. “As they went out.” Do notice what a succession of mercies Christ dispersed; it was a sort of tempest of blessing, peal upon peal, following almost without intermission. Used by Permission. Our Lord was “ the Great Itinerant”: Jesus went about preaching, and healing. Matthew 9:21. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Matthew 9:37-38. “According to your faith be it unto you.” He touched them with his hand; but they must also touch him with their faith. Matthew 9:38. As Son of David, he is entreated to show mercy, and act according to his royal nature. Carrying the mattress whereon he had lain. There is a way of walking in wisdom toward them that are without, and Christ knew that way; and these blind men whose eyes he had opened should not have disobeyed him. Matthew 9:9. Salem Media Group. Matthew 9:36-37. First he heals an issue of blood, then he raises the dead, and now he is ready to open blind eyes. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. This also is wonderful faith again; in this chapter we get among the great believers. And took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And he arose, and departed to his house. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. 9:35. Matthew 9:30. They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Matthew 9:10 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" They rightly saw in this miracle, wrought by Christ, power given to man for, as you observe, Christ said, “The Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins;” and these people magnified God that one Man should have such power granted to him. “The devil was cast out”; and it is mentioned as if that were a matter of course when Jesus came on the scene. While his presence was to them like heaven begun below, it would have been inconsistent for them to be mourning and fasting. Jesus returns to Capernaum, and heals a paralytic. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, —. The Lord would have them express their faith, and so he makes inquiry of them as to what they believe about himself. This prayer suits us when we perceive our own darkness of mind. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. Forgiveness of sin is an even greater mercy than the healing of sickness. In your work hold on, my brother, and those who cavil at thee now may come to honour thee one of these days. “When the devil was cast out, the dumb spake:” —. May many a true heart be moved by the question, “Whom shall I send? More and more let us “spread abroad his fame.”. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Here he is just as fully prepared to heal the dumb as just now he was to cure the blind. The sight that Christ saw with his eye, deeply affected his heart: “He was moved with compassion on them.” The expression is a very strong one indicating that his whole being was stirred with an emotion which put every faculty into forceful movement. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. It did not matter what case was brought to him, he was never taken aback. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. Matthew 9:5. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith —, The faith of the bearers, and the faith of the palsied man himself, —. It is earnest workers that we are to pray God to thrust forth into his harvest, for still the harvest is plenteous, and the labourers are few. They said unto him, Yea, Lord. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. He comes not freely, or of his own accord: “they brought” him: thus should we bring men to Jesus. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Two sightless men had become companions in affliction, they may have been father and son. Alas! Pray ye therefore the lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. He that opened their eyes closed their mouths. (9) Matthew, or Levi's feast. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. “According to your faith be it unto you.”. And the best reply to all scandal and slander is to go on with your work just as if you had never heard it. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. why, indeed? Our Lord had given these Gergesenes an opportunity of becoming his disciples, the kingdom of God had come very near to them, but as they accounted themselves unworthy of it, and besought him to depart out of their coasts, he did not force himself upon them. They were not, however, in a condition to learn anything, for they thought that they already knew everything. Matthew 9:18. Christian activity, fervent devotion to the cause of God, is the best answer that can be given to cavillers of any sort or every sort. Where are the instructive, soul-winning ministries? Matthew 9:9. If he had come to call the righteous, where would he have found them? Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will sent forth labourers into his harvest. And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience.