Matthew 8 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 8:3

In the first few chapters of his Gospel, Matthew introduces the reader to Jesus as God's anointed King. His ancestry, which is traced through David and Abraham, and His prophesied advent as 'Immanuel' which means, 'God with us', sets the stage for Christ's ministry to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

The Lord Jesus was identified as God's beloved Son at His baptism and started His mission and ministry by calling His read more...

Matthew 8:13

Beginning in Matthew 8, we start to witness Christ's miraculous powers of healing and his absolute authority over disease, demons, death, and the forces of nature, which authenticate His Messianic declarations as foretold by prophets of old. Isaiah had written how the coming Messiah would open the eye of the blind, unstop the ears of the deaf, heal the lame, raise the dead, and cast out demons... along with many other convincing read more...

Matthew 8:26

Whether or not this was a satanic attack on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ or simply one of the many violent storms for which the Sea of Galilee is noted, this was a tremendous and dangerous tempest. Even seasoned fishermen like Peter and the sons of Zebedee were terrified at its ferocity.

But the Lord Jesus was abiding in the Father and resting in His love, despite the ordeal that the little crew were facing, read more...