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The second miracle Jesus performed to lovingly accommodate himself to the Jewish people is the healing of a man who can’t see or speak. According to Jewish tradition, this kind of malady can only be healed by God’s Messiah

Then ademonized manwho wasblind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be theSon of David, can he?”But when the Pharisees heardthis, they said, “This mancasts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.” (Matthew 12)

NOTE the immediate response of the crowds: “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?” They have heard all their lives that when God’s Messiah shows up, he’ll be able to heal a person such as this. This response was so disturbing to the Jewish leadership that they attributed the works of Jesus to the works of the Devil.This is the pivotal point where the Jewish leadership officially rejected Jesus.

They weren’t just making a judgment call on a miracle Jesus performed; they rejected the love of God in Jesus because he wasn’t one of them-not in their club! I wonder where this happens to you today? It’s so easy to reject the unfamiliar, the unknown, and the stranger. Maybe Jesus is bringing the love of God through the one you’re rejecting right now. Jesus will do anything possible to get you to receive this love.

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