This lesson is about two blind men followed Jesus, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” Jesus said to them “Do you believe I am able to do this?” They said to Him “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes and said “According to your faith let it be done to you.” We need to have faith like this to know Jesus will have mercy on us in all that we do.
Matthew 9:27-31; Luke 18:35–43
Jesus had departed from Jericho after healing Jairus daughter and the woman with internal bleeding. There were two blind men sitting by the way side begging.When these two blind men heard the entire multitude that passed by they wanted to know why. The crowd told that them it was Jesus of Nazareth that was passing by. When Jesus passed by they started crying and saying, “Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.” The crowd told them they should not be crying out like that.
This made them cry out much more “Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.” Jesus commanded that they should be brought to Him.
When Jesus came into the house, the blind men came to Him and Jesus said unto them, believe you that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord.
Jesus then touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.” Jesus had compassion on them and healed their blindness.
Their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, “See that no man know it.” When they departed they spread abroad the fame of Jesus in all that country.
What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?
The Bible tells us that the LORD God has the power to make people blind as found in Exodus 4:11 when Moses was complaining about not being an eloquent speaker.
We also know that the LORD God has the power to restore the eyes of the blind according to Psalm 146:8 “The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:”
We now see that Jesus can heal blindness. Blindness is symbolic for lack of spiritual perception or awareness. Romans 11:8-10: “…God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.”
When the two blind men referred Jesus as the “son of David,” it implies the messianic authority to heal. They believed that Jesus could heal their blindness. It was according to their faith that Jesus healed their blindness.
Sometimes we have spiritual blindness where we do not see the light of Christ and His ways. We need to have faith like the two blind men to know Jesus will have mercy on us in all that we do.
The LORD God told Moses He would have mercy on whom He will to have mercy, and will have compassion on whom He will have compassion. (Romans 9:15). All we have to do is go to the Lord in prayer and ask for His love and compassion.
Psalm 30:10 “Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.”
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