A Short Study of Luke 7:22

“Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.” 
(Luke 7:22)

The many miracles the Lord performed while dwelling among men; are all mighty wonders of His power and grace. The Lord Jesus Christ has all power in heaven and earth to do for us what we need right now (Matthew 28:18-20; John 17:2).

The gospel of Christ is not about the great things we have done but rather the great things He has done for us (Psalm 57:2).

Everything that is mentioned in Luke 7:22 are exactly what the Lord has done for every sinner who He has wisely and powerfully saved by His sovereign grace. How that He saved us (Luke 4:18; Luke 8:39)!

1) We were blind.

Blind to our sin, blind to salvation revealed in Christ; He gave us spiritual eyes to behold Him and faith to trust Him (John 1:29; 2nd Corinthians 4:6).

2) We were lame.

Unable to come to Christ and unable to walk in faith believing Him (John 6:44). He gave us life and faith in Christ to come unto Him (1st John 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9).

3) We were full of sinful leprosy.

Diseased with a terminal and incurable evil condition (Isaiah 1:5-6) and Christ made us clean according to His sovereign will, almighty power and blood sacrifice (Matthew 8:1-4; John 1:7-9).

4) We were deaf. 

We had no ears to hear the gospel, but He opened our ears and made us to hear His voice (Matthew 13:16; John 10:27).

5) We were dead in trespasses and sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ raised us from the graveyard of sin and total ruin and made us new creatures in Christ (John 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-4; 2nd Corinthians 5:17).

6) We were poor.

We were spiritually bankrupt, without God, without hope and without Christ (Ephesians 2:12) and He made us rich through the gospel; made us heirs of God and joint heirs in Christ (2nd Corinthians 8:9; Romans 8:17).

T. Harding

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