Matthew 8:2 Where Is Our Hope?

Matthew 8:2 (KJV)
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Jesus was not only willing to make this man clean but, through the chapter, provide healing and calming of storms and casting out of devils.

It is an awesome display of the omnipotent power of our Great Physician.

It occurred to me that He is still the Great Physician in those times when it is not His will. Unfortunately, we’ve experienced a few of those times lately.

Why would it not be His will to make all who ask clean every time?

  • Because we live in a corrupt world
  • Because sin still resides in the flesh
  • Because our hope is not to live forever here, but to live with Him eternally

Moments, when we realize it is not His will try our faith and make us look where our true hope is.

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”

“Why Healing May Not Always Be God’s Will: A Reflection” 

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Matthew 8:2 Where Is Our Hope?

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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