Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 145/260: Read Matthew 20

The miracles performed by Jesus were unlike anything the so-called faith healers of the present day produce. Two blind men cried out to the Master, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Jesus asked what they wanted, and they responded, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”

Jesus did not ask for any money to fulfill their request. He did not send them away and tell them that they would receive their sight within a designated period of time.

“So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.”
His response was based on compassion rather than greed. His action produced an immediate result, not a long recovery. This is what a true miracle looked like in Bible times.

Friends, today’s “faith healers” are frauds, plain and simple. They have no compassion in their heart for the underprivileged. They take advantage of them and deprive them of truth and love. When one comes away from a “faith healer” service, still disease-ridden, what happens to his faith? It is unlikely that many will follow the truth of the Lord based on the deception of false teachers.

The miracles of the first century have ceased, but love continues. The hope of heaven remains. Continue in the faith once for all revealed.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Matthew 16:26. “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Pray

Pray for the disadvantaged and show compassion as you have opportunity.

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