Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus Cleanses A Leper.

Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus Cleanses A Leper.

Among the crowd that followed Jesus down the mountain there was a leper who obviously believed that Jesus was indeed God, because Matthew records that he worshipped Jesus (vv. 1-2a Cf. Mk. 1:40-45). He also believed that if Jesus was willing, he could cleanse him of his leprosy (v. 2a). Jesus was willing, and so the man was made clean (v. 3 Cf. Lk. 4:27). Ultimately our condition in life is governed by God’s will, it is but for us to faith in him and his will for us. However, it was also important for the man to bear testimony, according to the law, of the reality of his cleansing, as prescribed through Moses (v. 4 Cf. Lk. 5:14; Lev. 13-14; 14:2; Dt. 24:8). Jesus did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill them (5:17-20).

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