Childish Behavior

Scripture: As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”  When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.  Matthew 9:27-31 NIV

Observation: Jesus healed two blind men and told them to not tell anyone…they told everyone!

Application: I’m not sure why these men did exactly what they were told not to do, apparently they had a whole lot of child in them!  I think that their behavior is proof that we, people, are inherently evil. We are sinful creations and most of the time, if we don’t have the control that the Holy Spirit provides we will drop back to our default behavior–sinfulness!  Pray for the strength to withstand our selfish, sinful nature.

Prayer: Father, give me the strength to cede to your will and not mine.  I don’t want to ever disobey you. I want to do what you expect of me. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

Doug

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