Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Matthew 8:1-17. After Jesus finished the Sermon on the Mount and came down the mountain, great multitudes of people followed him. They brought people with all sorts of diseases and He healed them.
If you will notice in the Scripture, He touched them and spoke words to them and they were immediately healed. All they had to do was believe that He could do it. How strong is your faith? Do you believe Jesus can heal the sick?
In this Scripture not only does He heal people of different diseases, but He also heals people who are possessed with the devil and He casts the evil spirits from them. Can you imagine the excitement of the crowd as they see this entire situation taking place?
We are reminded in Matthew 8:17 that it was prophesied by Esaias (Isaiah), that Jesus would take up our infirmities and bear our sicknesses. Jesus is the Great Physician, there is nothing from which He can’t heal us. The greatest thing He heals us from is our hearts from sin.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Things to think about:
- Have you ever asked God to heal anyone?
- Do you believe He is able to heal people?
- Has He healed your heart and life from sin?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You that this Scripture shows us You can heal any sickness we might have. Help us have the faith to believe. Thank You for sending Jesus to heal our hearts from sin. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
– This is an excerpt from “The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ”
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The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ
by Deborah H. Bateman
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The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman, which takes you through the life of Jesus Christ. The book of Matthew is the first book in the New Testament of the Bible. It begins with the genealogy of Jesus Christ and His birth.
The Book of Matthew also goes into Jesus’ ministry on earth, including the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ parables, and Jesus’ final days, including His death, burial, and resurrection. The book concludes with the great commission.
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