THAD HUFF | 6.28.15
Luke 18:35–43 (NIV)
35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.
HE SHOUTED ALL THE MORE
Psalm 46:1 (NIV)
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 9:9 (NIV)
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 88:1 (NIV)
1 Lord, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
When was the last time you stopped?
Now what transpires is truly insightful for us all.
- He received his sight
- He followed Jesus
- He praised God
Psalm 71:23 (NIV)
23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.