Sunday, July 06, 2008

Simply Jesus - Doctor

Matthew 9

At first glace the company that Jesus kept would not be what we would expect for a religious leader. It would seem that as we read about Jesus life he was at odds with the religious establishment. They always seemed to be around but were their more to catch out or trip up that to listen to his teaching.

(As an aside I am sorry to say that around church there are always some of these types of people. They know God, know his word but seem to be happy to be around to pick fault in things. I don't understand it. They don't help to build anything, they are not usually involved in anything, they just sit on the sidelines and snipe. I really feel that this is a sad existence.)

In v 10 we read that lots of "disreputable characters" hung out with Jesus. Jesus got stick for this as well. His answer:

v12 Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick?

Jesus knew his mission to go after the people that did not know him. He wasn't wrapped up in just speaking to those who already knew him he went after the sick.


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