Week 5: Day 7 - Saturday (February 2, 2019)
HI all!! Sorry, it seems I did not hit 'publish' on Saturday and Sunday's posts. Here you go!
1) Read Matthew 9: 1-26
Healing of a man who was paralyzed
1Boarding a boat, Jesus crossed to the other side of the lake and went to his own city. 2People brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a cot. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man who was paralyzed, "Be encouraged, my child, your sins are forgiven."
3Some legal experts said among themselves, "This man is insulting God."
4But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you fill your minds with evil things? 5 Which is easier—to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But so you will know that the Human OneOr Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins"—he said to the man who was paralyzed—"Get up, take your cot, and go home." 7The man got up and went home. 8When the crowds saw what had happened, they were afraid and praised God, who had given such authority to human beings.
Calling of Matthew
9As Jesus continued on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. He said to him, "Follow me," and he got up and followed him. 10As Jesus sat down to eat in Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners joined Jesus and his disciples at the table.
11But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
12When Jesus heard it, he said, "Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. 13 Go and learn what this means: I want mercy and not sacrifice.Hos 6:6 I didn’t come to call righteous people, but sinners."
Question about fasting
14At that time John’s disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do we and the Pharisees frequently fast, but your disciples never fast?"
15Jesus responded, “The wedding guests can’t mourn while the groom is still with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they’ll fast.
16"No one sews a piece of new, unshrunk cloth on old clothes because the patch tears away the cloth and makes a worse tear. 17 No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If they did, the wineskins would burst, the wine would spill, and the wineskins would be ruined. Instead, people pour new wine into new wineskins so that both are kept safe."
A ruler’s daughter and the woman who touched Jesus’ clothes
18While Jesus was speaking to them, a ruler came and knelt in front of him, saying, "My daughter has just died. But come and place your hand on her, and she’ll live." 19So Jesus and his disciples got up and went with him. 20Then a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of his clothes. 21She thought, If I only touch his robe I’ll be healed.
22When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, "Be encouraged, daughter. Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that time on.
23When Jesus went into the ruler’s house, he saw the flute players and the distressed crowd. 24He said, "Go away, because the little girl isn’t dead but is asleep"; but they laughed at him. 25After he had sent the crowd away, Jesus went in and touched her hand, and the little girl rose up. 26News about this spread throughout that whole region.
2) What is God saying to you today? What stood out to you in Scripture today? Other comments/questions?