The Blind Men Healed

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.  And when he was come into the house, the blind man came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this?  They said unto him, Yea, Lord.  Then touched he their eyes, saying According to your faith be it unto you.  And their eyes were opened…

Matthew 9:27-30a

In this short passage, there are a few valuable lessons that we can learn from these blind men.

First, they followed Jesus.  These men were blind.  Even though they couldn’t see Jesus, they still followed Him and cried after Him.  Even though they had no physical sight, they could fully understand that it was only Jesus Who could help them.  Anyone who is spiritually blind has but one hope: Jesus.  Though blind, these men were following the correct person.

Second, their appeal to Jesus for mercy was correct.  Any time we come to the Lord, we are coming from a position of weakness.  We always need His mercy and His grace.  As Lamentations 3:22 says, “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”  The only reason that we are living today is His mercy.  As these blind men, we need to appeal to the Lord for mercy daily.

Third, these blind men had faith.  Jesus asked them if they believed He was able to do what they were asking.  They had faith in Jesus’ ability to heal them.  They weren’t just grasping for straws.  They weren’t just hoping that He could.  They had faith.  Hebrews 11:6 tells us “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  We cannot please God without faith.  We must believe, just as these blind men.

If we will follow the lessons of these blind men, we will, like them, go away as they did in verse 30: “…And their eyes were opened…”

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    Pop by Deb’s when you have a moment http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/a-lovely-lowliness/

    The object of our focus bears great significance on what we become.

    Thanks for confirmation.

    Blessings
    ann

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  2. This is awesome Ben!”Any time we come to the Lord, we are coming from a position of weakness. We always need His mercy and His grace.” So true we must come realizing we are empty of answers before faith can take up residence in our hearts!

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  3. This is so beautiful Ben . .. I love how you ended it, our eyes being opened. Amen! God bless you!

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