What do we learn about Jesus from Matthew 8?
He has absolute authority. Period. We see Him demonstrate His authority over disease, death, people, nature, and demons. This is such a full chapter!
I love that He touched the leper and Peter’s mother in law.
I loved the Centurion's faith.
I love the amazement of His own.
But what really stood out to me were the many different responses to Jesus' authority.
The leper knew if Jesus willed, he would be healed.
The centurion knew Jesus could heal with a word.
Peter’s mother in law immediately served Jesus upon her healing.
Some disciples wanted to follow Jesus but chose themselves.
His own disciples were amazed at Him.
The demons knew who He was and made request of Him.
The WHOLE CITY asked Him to leave!
Wow! So many responses to Jesus. I wonder what is your response?
My response is to sing:
I stand amazed in the presence
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!