Re:Verse passage – Matthew 8:1-4 (day seven)
“When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.”
Very shortly before this, Jesus spoke these words on top of the mountain, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
The leper heard these words of Jesus. He was listening intently. He then sought obediently, approached reverently, and asked boldly just as Jesus had said. This man had faith.
For Jesus, here is a grand opportunity for Him to teach a lesson. He was very strategic in who He healed and when He healed. This was a time for Him to show the masses who were following closely behind these things:
1) He is who He says He is.
2) You can trust that His promises are true.
3) Faith in Him is where the miracle begins.