And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him,…
I. WHAT DISEASE IS; WHAT PLACE IT HOLDS WITH REFERENCE TO THE OFFICE AND WORK OF THE REDEEMER. An important place from the numerous cases of cure. Disease is the beginning of death. Christ came to abolish death; by healing confirmed His mission. He showed the great restoration He came to effect in our whole nature.
1. The Son of Man came to save men's lives, not to destroy them.
2. The importance of these our bodies in the great process of redemption. Modern religion too spiritual: must better the body by civilization and art, as well as soul.
II. THE TYPICAL IMPORT OF THESE HEALING MIRACLES.
1. A type of man's great disease — sin.
2. The great command which Christ has over all diseases, as His servants, going and coming at His word.
(H. Alford, D. D.)
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