I woke up this morning not expecting to write anything but just spend time meditating in his word, but in the midst of spending time in my word I couldn’t help but share a couple quick things I noticed that jumped out at me.
Two quick encouraging points this morning so follow along.
1. Jesus is always looking for an opportunity to perform a miracle even when we don’t even ask for one. Verse 13
2. Jesus character never changed no matter who he was with, where he was or what he encountered. (Neither should ours)
9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
Here’s something to think about after reading the scripture above.
The Pharisees saw this man with a shriveled hand and automatically knew or expected Jesus to heal this man why? Because they had seen him do it many times and expected nothing less than that. Wow!! We just like them have seen Jesus perform many miracles around us and even in our own lives but sometimes we forget it for don’t expect it because we didn’t ask for it.
Even though this man didn’t ask for this miracle when he saw Jesus walk in I believe he probably expected it why? Because he just like them knew of Jesus Character knowing Jesus knew exactly what he needed. Just like Jesus knew what he needed remember he also knows what you need even before you ask. So don’t be surprised by the unexpected/expected miracle!!!
Matthew 6:8 (NIV)
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.