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Devotional 8/3/2022

Pastor Carl Fair

Pastor Carl Fair

Welcome. My prayer is that each of these devotionals is a blessing to you and encourage you in your walk with Jesus or help to lead you to Him.

Luke 18: 42-43

Jesus was with His apostles on the way back to Jerusalem. They were approaching Jericho, when Jesus heard a blind beggar, yelling, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” The ones in front of Jesus were telling him to be quiet… But he yelled out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!!”

Now, we need to understand what this blind beggar was asking for. He yelled “have MERCY on me!!” What is “mercy”? Mercy is not getting what we deserve… Think about that. So what was this man asking for? This man who could not see.. In the ditch on the side of the road, no way to provide for himself. Hungry, poor, blind, neglected, treated with no respect, told to be quiet.. In effect, he was told by society that he didn’t matter, that he was not important.. All he knew, was what he had heard, about this man named Jesus. He called Him “Son of David”, so an indication that he believed in Jesus as the long awaited Messiah. It seems to me that He was asking for something that he knew he did not deserve by using the word “mercy”.. He did not have an attitude of entitlement, but humility… Then… Jesus had compassion on him and spoke the words.. He spoke the words!! “Recover your sight, your faith has made you well” IMMEDIATELY, he recovered his sight. Can you imagine But oh… then… the Bible says he followed Him, glorifying God. Even the others “gave praise to God”.

I wonder today, friends, what has Jesus done for you? Did you deserve it? And are we “praising God” for all He has done for us? Do we have compassion on the ones who are “unimportant”? Or are we too busy in this world, to make a difference in the lives of the ones who “don’t matter” in the eyes of society? And are your actions causing those around you to “praise God”?

Father…. oh how we need you. We do not deserve your mercy, your grace, your Spirit, or your healing, but you are so compassionate on us. Help us to see you more clearly today, and help us to be more like Jesus. Again, we thank you for your mercy, and your grace, and for your sacrifice on that old cross, your blood that was shed for my redemption, so that my sin is removed..

Verse 42. “And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43. And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.”

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