6.29.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 145. Miracles.

Matthew 9:30-31 says this, “”And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, ‘See that no one knows about this!‘. But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout the land”

After asking two blind men about their faith in Him, Jesus has touched their eyes and healed them “according to your faith.” It’s not that these two had exceptionally pious lives, or that they were especially worthy of healing. It’s that their faith was placed in the right person: Jesus the Messiah. That faith was effective because Jesus is powerful and trustworthy (Matthew 9:27–29).

Now Jesus tells the two men—sternly, no less—to see that no one knows about what He has done for them. This is the second time Matthew mentions Jesus giving this kind of instruction to someone newly healed (Matthew 8:4). According to Mark, Jesus had given the same command to Jairus’s family (Mark 5:43), with similar results (Matthew 9:25–26). He seems to be attempting to keep His fame and reputation as the Messiah from spreading too quickly. It has not yet worked. One would imagine it would be difficult for two formerly blind men to hide the fact that they could now see.

Part of Jesus’ reasons for these commands is to keep His fame and reputation as the Messiah from getting out of control. Christ was sent to accomplish a specific plan: which did not include raising an army (John 18:36). Rather, His purpose was to die for the sins of humanity (John 12:32–36). If the crowds grew too large and aggressive (John 6:15), it could alter Jesus’ timetable. Still, God remained in full control of the timing and events of Jesus’ life.

I think it would be a hard thing to keep under wraps, right? I’m thinking that these guys would be completely astounded at having received sight once again.

So…when miracles happen in your life, how do you respond? When even little miracles happen, how does that look? In my life…if I’m honest…i take them for granted.

God that we would see your miracles each day and recognize Your goodness and hope each and every day of our lives.

2 Comments

  1. Bruce B on June 29, 2021 at 6:26 am

    How many times has a miracle happened in our life because of an answered prayer, and we say to others “I can’t believe the Lord answered my prayer”!

    “if you are going to pray, don’t worry. But if you are going to worry, don’t pray!” (Susan Whisnant)

  2. Peggy F on June 29, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Amen!! ” I see the promises of fulfillment, all over my life…………….evidence !!! all around us every single day!!!…………and their eyes were opened!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray for each and every one of us, that our eyes will be opened …….to the miracles manifested all around us every single day of our lives!!!!!!

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