Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Put out unbelief

Luk 8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
Luk 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
Luk 8:51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
Luk 8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
Luk 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
Luk 8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luk 8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
Luk 8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

Mat 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
Mat 9:24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Mat 9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

Jesus is master even of death. He would raise Lazarus from the grave after four days and he would raise up the ruler's daughter. First he had to remove the unbelievers who scorned him. There are people who have little faith and there are those who scorn, mock and ridicule the moving of God. Scornful behavior should be put away from us. When we witness, often we hear scornful words. Jesus told us not to cast our pearls before swine.

Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

There were the loud wailing voices and the hired musicians. These were those who scorned Jesus in unbelief. Have we not met people who would rather glory in the bad news instead of the good news? Jesus was bringing hope and good news and life to the young maiden. He took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

No comments: