Musing Through Matthew- Following Him Is Rough Sometimes

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:23 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we are confronted with the truth that following Him is rough sometimes. The disciples followed our Lord into the boat. They were wise to do so and very safe in His presence but not secure from raging storms of trouble. I’d rather be in a boat with Him in the midst of the storm than sailing on smooth seas and He is not in the boat.

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Musing Through Matthew- A Me First Mentality

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:21-22 the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we see a me first mentality. When I first meditated on these verses some time ago I was amazed that our Lord was against a follower going back and burying their dead dad. When I took a closer look it was not that He was against burying dead dads but He is strongly against a me first mentality. The man said suffer me first to go and bury my father. Our Lord will never allow anyone or anything to take His place as the most important.

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Musing Through Matthew- The State Of Our Master

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:19-20 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we find the state of our Master. We are confronted with one who sought to follow the Master. He tells our Lord I’ll follow you anywhere. Our Lord tells him that the foxes have holes, birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.  Dare we follow a penniless master who preached a despised doctrine. If this was the state of the Head of our group pray tell what will be the state of His followers?

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Musing Through Matthew-Going To The Other Side

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:18 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we find our Lord going to the other side. He leaves were He is at, a place of much activity and popularity to go to a new and unknown place to the disciples. Oh how often we court the popularity and the applause of man, when our Lord clearly lived a life that avoided any hint of man’s applause. How can we do less in our lives and ministries.

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Musing Through Matthew-A True Substitute

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:17 and the theme of Jesus the King. In the word for today we find evidence of a true substitute. Our Lord not only took upon Himself our sins but also bore our sickness, infirmities, and weakness. How could I ever thank Him enough. The prophet Isaiah said it right when he said He bore our sorrows and grief. I am confident that He not only board them but He bore them away.

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Musing Through Matthew-Demons And Disease Bow

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:16 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today we find demons and disease bow to the Sovereign Almighty Lord. Our Lord does not stop His ministry just because the sun has set but continues even into the dark night. He is in the midst of a people who are incurable by the world’s standards but He only takes impossible cases. The Bible tells us that the demons flee and diseases or cured simply by His word. His word still has the power this day to take on and change the most impossible cases. Let us go forth and sing it, share it, and shout it where ever we go.

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Musing Through Matthew-He Touched Her

Let us muse again today from Matthew 8:15 and the theme of Jesus the King. In the text for today we find that He touched her. The lady is Peter’s mother-in-law who is suffering from a fever. It was not a long drawn out recovery and she was immediately healed. If you know anything about a high fever it leaves you extremely weak for days but not this lady. Our Lord does all His work perfectly and she was not weak but was ready to minister in the household work as soon as she was healed. There is no surer work of one being healed of the dreadful fever of sin’s depravity than that they immediately want to minister in the house of the Lord.

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