The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:20:29 @ And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

kjv@Matthew:20:30 @ And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

kjv@Matthew:20:31 @ And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

kjv@Matthew:20:32 @ And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

kjv@Matthew:20:33 @ They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

kjv@Matthew:20:34 @ So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Today's notes: They Cried the More


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


Blindness, while it may not require immediate disruptive attention to many is certainly an immediate concern if you are the one having to wrestle it. The blind today for the most part have been able to adapt and even thrive (not to lessen their personal struggle). In that day however, there was little for the largely unskilled blind population to do but beg for the generosity of others.

I have often wondered what these many people's lives were like after their healings. As much of a blessing as it would be to receive one's sight for example, there to would be a monumental challenge adapting into a visual world. One's source of income would likely have to be abandoned etc... Not to say that it isn't all welcomed, just that the implications on one's life could be earth shaking and possibly disastrous; like winning the lottery. Something as elemental as sight could also lead one into a whole new sphere of sin.

In a spiritual sense we are very much recent recipients of sight as well. Best then to pick up immediately and follow the one who has seen all of eternity Himself.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Distractions and rude outbursts are what we dislike most to see. There is time and place and order to all things. It is typically amid disorder that we learn most about our Lord however seeing Him not as cold and academic and distant, but seeing Him immediate and touching, keenly aware of human needs outside the scope of common perception.

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