”And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. ”
“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.”
Son of David. This was the same as if they had called Him Messiah. Two things here are worthy of remark:
1) It was a generally received opinion at this time in Judea, that the Messiah should be son of David (John 7:42)
2) Christ was generally and incontestably acknowledged as coming from this stock (Matthew 12:23)
At this time that the Jews expected the Messiah would appear; these blind men knew and proclaimed in the streets of Capernaum that He had come, and that Jesus was He.
Those who, by the providence of God, have lost their bodily sight, may by the grace of God, have the eyes of their understanding fully enlightened.
And whatever our wants and burdens are, we need look no further than to share in the mercy of our Lord Jesus. In Christ is enough for all. We spend so much of our lives allowing modern society to keep us unsatisfied.
The blind men followed Him crying aloud. He would try their faith, and would teach us always to pray, and not to faint, though the answer does not come at once. They followed Christ, and followed Him crying; but the great question is, Do ye believe?
Nature may make us earnest, but it is only grace that can work faith. Christ touched their eyes. He gives sight to blind souls by the power of His grace along with His word, and The Lord puts the cure upon their faith.
Those who make a request of Christ shall be answered according to their faith.
Our lack of satisfaction and desire for personal gain is only encouraged (or depressed) by the current pagan (dark) season. The time when there are no Holy or Biblical traditions.
Society and especially the church no longer stands fast against this darkness. Its an abomination to observe these rituals in the name of God.
Therefore many of us have a false faith under false pretenses and false teachings. This spiritual blindness has us so turned around that we do not seek Jesus.
We seek ourselves …