Obedience in All Circumstances – by Ritchie Way
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- Ritchie Way
Apr 12, 2016 1909
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.
Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no-one knows about this.” But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region. (Matthew 9:27-31).
These men, who lived in perpetual darkness, were desperate to get their eyesight back. They had heard from others about the miracles of healing that Jesus was doing, and when news came to their ears that Jesus was passing by, they followed him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
Jesus restored their sight, then sternly commanded that they keep their healing quiet.
Jesus’ mission involved a great deal more than healing, and he didn’t want to be side-tracked by crowds wanting nothing but miracles.
So, in response to Jesus’ request, what did these two men do? They raced off through the region telling everyone they met about how Jesus had healed them.
These two men really needed to stay with Jesus to learn obedience from him. While we can hardly expect them to have been anything but enthusiastic about what Jesus had done for them, out of gratitude they should not have gone out of their way to disobey him.
One of the most difficult things for us to learn from Jesus is obedience. He is not only our Saviour; he is also our Lord. He not only gives us the assurance of salvation—that we belong to him through his sacrifice on the cross—we are also to obey him in everything. Such obedience is the sign that we truly love him (John 14:21).
– Ritchie Way