December 23rd – Matthew 9:27-38

Spend some time meditating on these miracles. Then, come back and read the commentary, my verse, and my response to God.

  • Request God’s help.
  • Read Matthew 9:27-38
  • Record a verse that stands out to you.
  • Respond to God.

Come back and read the commentary when you’re done.

After God breathed new life into me, I told everyone who would listen about Jesus. Fortunately, by God’s grace, some of my friends did come to faith in Christ after witnessing the miracle of my salvation. Similarly, in this part of Matthew, we see a physical parallel of this spiritual truth. Right after Jesus raised a little girl from the dead, He was followed by two blind men begging for mercy from the Son of David. They knew He was the Messiah and believed He could heal them. Then, Jesus asked them if they believed He was able before He touched them. The answer was YES, and, like me, they could see.

Likewise, Jesus freed the prisoners of demon possession and every other kind of sickness. Yet, despite the obvious truth, Jesus again faced accusations by the Pharisees. Instead of rejoicing over the healing and exorcism, they spewed allegations that Jesus’ was using demonic power. Wow! They could not deny the miracles after everything they had witnessed and heard, but they refused to believe Jesus was the Son of God. In short, they were spiritually blinded by their own pride and self-righteousness.

How do you overcome the temptation to question Jesus’ character and motivation?

My Verse: Matthew 9:36: “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”

My Response: Do you remember being weary and scattered? I do because I was saved in my late twenties as a mother of two small children. Boy, was I weary and scattered! Jesus had compassion on me and healed my sin-sick heart. He pursued me, then shared the Gospel through His workers, and I was part of the harvest. Reading these verses has solidified my faith and encouraged me to share the Gospel once again with those who will listen. Although my story is decades old, the fact remains that the workers are few, and the weary, scattered, and lost are plentiful.

Father, thank you for showing me Your heart for the lost. Infuse me with an urgency to share the Gospel and trust You to raise more and more people from the dead. Use my story to glorify Your name and open the eyes of the blind to their desperate need for Jesus. Amen

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  • “So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

    When You saw a need for workers, Your first response was prayer – not organizing a campaign to get more workers. Prayer. Oh Father God, help me remember the greatest and first response should always be prayer – running to You with my troubles and needs!!


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