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According to Your Faith

September 15, 2015

Matthew 9:29

Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”

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Good Morning!

This is copied from a commentary on Blue Letter Bible, by David Guzik.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/guzik_david/StudyGuide_Mat/Mat_9.cfm?a=938001

I thought it was very pertinent for our daily lives, and especially for all the men we have been praying over lately.

Commentary:

d. According to your faith let it be so to you: Here again Matthew emphasized the proper faith that men should have in Jesus, and the blessings that come to men through that faith.

– The leper of Matthew 8:1-4 showed faith because he absolutely knew that Jesus was able to heal his leprosy.
– The centurion of Matthew 8:5-13 had such great faith that Jesus openly praised it as great faith, that He had not found among the people of Israel.
– The disciples failed in faith when in the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 8:23-27)
– The woman with the issue of blood was healed by her faith (Matthew 9:18-26).

i. In many ways, God says the same to men and women today: “According to your faith let it be so to you.” There is much to have by faith, and much that is never received because it is never grasped with faith. ” ‘According to your faith’ does not mean ‘in proportion to your faith’ (so much faith, so much sight) but rather ‘since you believe, your request is granted’.” (Carson)…

iii. The faith of these two blind men is worthy of notice.

– They had the faith to follow Jesus; this meant forsaking other paths, other directions and deciding to follow Him.
– They had the faith to cry out, willing to put words to their desire.
– They had the faith to make some noise, and to be unafraid of embarrassment.
– They had the faith to identify Jesus as the Son of David, recognizing Him as the Messiah.
– They had the faith to ask Jesus for mercy, knowing they didn’t deserve healing.
– They had faith to believe that Jesus was able heal them.
– They had the faith to say, “Yes, Lord.”

Men, let us have mustard seed faith. Let our faith not limit God and put Him in a box. God will answer every prayer that He sees best according to His Will, not our own. God always answers with one of these three answers:

Yes, No, and not right now.

We just have to learn to trust Him and stay faithful when it is not yes.

Grace and Peace

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One Comment
  1. Mike Sands permalink

    Amen!!! That was a great commentary. Good stuff.

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