Musing Through Matthew-Glorified Him Later Denied Him

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:8 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for today the multitude that witnessed the healing of the man with palsy marveled and glorified God for such a display of power. It was short lived because the majority in Jesus day never saw Him as one in the same with the Father. This same group will later crucify Him for His claims to be God and the King of Kings. Sounds like the people of today that know not Who He is.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing through Matthew- Forgiveness Creates Obedience

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:6-7 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we see that forgiveness creates obedience. Our Lord says what He is doing with the man of palsy is so the gain sayers might know. Did their knowing ever turn into believing, I doubt it only made them without excuse. This dear man has had all his sins forgiven and this forgiveness created immediate obedience. When told to arise, fold his blanket, walk to the house, things he had not done for a long time, he immediately obeyed. I wonder if the reason there is so many in our churches that live in disobedience is because their sins have never been removed by Calvary’s blood.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing Through Matthew- Which Is Easier To Say

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:5 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text He asked the law writers about their thoughts with the question which is easier to say, sins forgiven or rise up and walk. The act of forgiving sins certainly is an impossible work as well as rise up and walk. The sins forgiven is an act that often cannot be verified by the human eye. This is the reason most faith healers deal with what cannot be confirmed by the eye of man. Our Lord has all power to heal as well as forgive sin. I can bring my sin cursed soul as well as my diseased cursed body to Him. My sins are forgiven and even if He does not heal my body of its diseases in this life it shall be healed when I receive a body like unto to the very body of Christ.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing Through Matthew- The Thought Reader

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:4 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our study for today we see Jesus is the thought reader. Our text says He knew their thoughts and called them out on it. Oh how that should bring us to great fear that our Lord knows all our thoughts. This makes even a stronger case for Paul’s admonition to us to bring every thought into the captivity of Christ. Paul was literally telling us to stop every thought at the door of our mind, pat it down, and ask why are you here. May our minds be minds He  is pleased to dwell in.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing Through Matthew- Seeing Jesus Missing God

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:3 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today after the man with palsy had his sins forgiven the law writers see Jesus but miss God. They dare not say it out loud but in their hearts they say this is blaspheme, the man is in italics telling us man was not in the original. This act of forgiving sins is blaspheme they say. In their teaching they believed only God can forgive sin which is so right. They just missed the fact that Jesus is God. Oh blessed day when I saw that Jesus and the Father where one and the same person.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing Through Matthew- Sins Forgiven WOW

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:2 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we see a story where sins are forgiven and all we can say is wow. In our story four men bring a man sick of the palsy to our Lord. Thank God for those who will spend their lives bringing sinners and introducing them to Jesus. Let me be numbered with this band. I stand amazed that our Lord does not deal with the man’s physical problem of palsy first but his spiritual problem of sin. Our Lord says thy sins be forgiven thee. I noticed sin is in the plural meaning all of them. At Calvary my sin not in part but the whole were nailed to the tree and I bear them no more and my only response is WOW.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Musing Through Matthew- The Favored City

Let us muse again today from Matthew 9:1 and the theme of Jesus the King. In the context of our study today our Lord has made many trips on the sea of Galilee. He has just left with sadness a group who has rejected Him. He now sails to Capernaum a place in our text He calls His favored city or His own city. They later will turn upon Him and prove unworthy of such a title. May we never have our Savior to claim us as His own and our lives bring dishonor to Him proving us so unworthy of the title of being called His children.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment