Matthew 11

Matthew 11

Matthew 11:4-6 NIV

[4] Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: [5] The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. [6] Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

Isaiah 35:4-6 NIV

[4] say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” [5] Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. [6] Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Jesus proclamation to John the baptists disciples mirrors Isaiah 35:4-6.  With so much evidence it is clear that Jesus is more

Than a prophet. Who is Jesus to you?

Matthew 11:19 NIV

[19] The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

Deuteronomy 21:20-21 NIV

[20] They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” [21] Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.

Deuteronomy 21:20-21 indicates that a habitual drinkers should be stoned to death. In Matthew 11:19 Jesus claims that he is portrayed as a glutton and a drunkard foreshadowing his death at the hands of the religious leaders?

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

[28] “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Why is something that sounds so easy actually so hard to do on a daily basis?  I leave home in the morning with good intentions to follow Jesus and then life happens and knocks me off track.  Fortunately, tomorrow is another day and God’s Grave is endless.