MUSINGS – February 22, 2019

Matthew 12:22-29
Then some people brought Jesus a man possessed by a demon. The demon made the man blind and unable to talk. Jesus cured him so that he could talk and see. The crowds were all amazed and said, “Can this man be the Son of David?” When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man can force demons out of people only with the help of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons.” Since Jesus knew what they were thinking, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is ruined. And every city or household divided against itself will not last. If Satan forces Satan out, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom last? If I force demons out of people with the help of Beelzebul, who helps your followers force them out? That’s why they will be your judges. But if I force demons out with the help of God’s Spirit, then the kingdom of God has come to you. How can anyone go into a strong man’s house and steal his property? First he must tie up the strong man. Then he can go through his house and steal his property.

What a poor man this was that was brought before our Lord. He could neither see nor speak and demon possessed as well. What a true example of the lost in every generation. The unsaved are blind to the glory of God and speak no praise to His name, all the while held in bondage by the evil one’s deceits.

Jesus came to save all of us from the devil’s grip. He opens the eyes of the spiritually and physically blind and loosens the tongue physically and spiritually so that we may sing praises to God.

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