Theme: PRECEPTS FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Text: “And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, a
Comment: Our Lord Jesus Christ came primarily to preach the gospel. But as King of God’s Kingdom through whom man would be restored to perfection, he could not but carry out works of mercy to show in a small way what God would use him to do in greater measure in God’s Kingdom fully established. (Isaiah 53:4) The account of St. Matthew shows that there was no kind of disability that he did not give permanent cure to, once the person had the faith to be healed. By his numerous healings he made it clear that God Almighty was not responsible for the deformities or afflictions the people suffered; that these were at the instance of the devil. And that God Almighty was now calling His people to come to Him to be saved. Apart from those who were sick, Christ gave a sense of belonging to the rejects of society, the social outcasts, showing that God is no respecter of persons. He welcomes and hears the petitions of anyone who has faith in Him. – John 9:31; Acts 10:34,35.
He himself enjoined all people of goodwill to wit, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30.