Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 9:27-31 (NKJV) When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you." And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it." But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.
What truth is revealed? This story reveals a couple things about Jesus. Firstly, He has the power to heal. In this case it was two blind men. Secondly, we get to witness the true humility of Jesus. He just completes a significant miracle and He tells those that are on the receiving end of the miracle “not to share.”
What can we learn from this story? Most people, if they were involved in a verifiable miracle, would advertise the fact; maybe start a tent revival and make their name known. As demonstrated in this story, if you do mighty things in the name and in the power of God, the news will spread; but remaining humble is of key importance. The more “we” accomplish in the work of the Kingdom, the greater is the temptation to pride; and pride—well, since God stands in opposition to the proud it’s not a good thing!
How can I apply this story to my life? I have three quick takeaways: 1) Minister to people in need. 2) Pray and believe in God’s power to heal and save. 3) Guard my heart and remain humble; and if anything comes of my efforts, recognize God’s power and give Him the glory.
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As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.