Church of Christ - 106 SW Murray Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64081
WHAT GREAT THINGS HAS GOD DONE FOR YOU?
Note Jesus⥳ponse to the
demon-possessed man when he pleaded for Jesus to let him go with Him in Mark
5:19-- 19 However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, ome to your
friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He
has had compassion on you.Ⲿ
Indeed Jesus had done a great thing for this man. Not only had Jesus freed him from the demon, which no doubt was having a horrible effect upon his life (howbeit probably against his will), but Jesus had most certainly planted seed in the manਥart in regard to the primary mission of Jesus to the world衴 of proclaiming that He (Jesus) was the Son of the Most High God! To my knowledge there is no further mention in the Scriptures of this man and what became of him. I hope and trust he later heeded the gospel and became a christian that would have been a result of the new knowledge Jesus had given him. We will probably never know for sure until that day when all the Lordೡints are gathered together, and hopefully he and us are among that great number!
What is especially interesting to note is Jesus⥳ponse to the man when he wanted to be with Jesus, perhaps even continue with Jesus in His ministry. That would indeed have been a good work and a great privilege for him too do, if it had been the Lord's will. But it was not. It was the Lord෩ll that he go to his home and tell his friends what great things Jesus had done for him. And the man did exactly what Jesus told him to do as noted in vs 20 following this encounter.
Now, to man෩sdom that might not have been such a great deed, certainly not as seemingly ⥡t᳠becoming one of Jesus disciples to follow in His ministry. Perhaps in his mind he would have had a chance to have great power to cast demons out of others? Who can tell what his motive was?
But Jesus urged the man to do something elseell others what Jesus had done for him. To tell others of the Lord࣯mpassion on him. That would indeed have been a great deed in itself! Perhaps greater because it was Jesus穬l.
There is a tendency for us to want to do what we perceive as ⥡t䥥ds, when in reality there is no greater deed than to tell others what Jesus has done for us. We can tell others of how Jesus has given us Hope and a new life of righteousness! We can share with replica Patek Philippe others the news of how Jesus gives us strength and grace to persevere through the many difficulties and trials we must face in this life! We can most certainly tell others of how Jesus hears and answers our prayers according to His good will! I could go on and on with this list, but I think the point is obvious.
We do not need to go out of our way to do great deeds for the Lord. We do not need to look for ⥥ner pastures䯠do His will. We only need to tell others in our daily and ordinary lives what He has done for us! What great things has God done for you?
Psalms 126:3 3 The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad.
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