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Hindering the Work of Christ

10 October 2021

Book: Luke, Mark, Matthew

Jesus performs a mighty miracle and heals a leper. He tells the leper to follow the Law of Moses, but the leper does the opposite. Instead of obeying the leper goes around telling everyone what has happened. He told so many people and so loudly that Jesus couldn’t even openly come into the city any longer. Now, Jesus has to flee into a desert place for people to come to Him for teaching and healing.

What a sad end to a wonderful miracle. Here, the leper hindered the work of Christ. We can’t answer this question dogmatically, but I wonder how many more people would have been healed? How many more would have heard the words of Christ and repented? We don’t know, but we do know Christ’s work was hindered by this one man. Similarly, we can hinder the work of Christ in our lives and in the lives of others as well.