And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
King James Version (KJV)
Have you ever had people try to get you to quit following Jesus, or tell you that you are too Christian? I have. I have even been told that I read the Bible too much while I was in Church, by of all people a preacher! As much as that situation hurt and confused me as a new Christian, I can’t imagine how much it hurt to be told to shut up when I was begging for my eyesight like these men were. These men, regardless of what the crowd was telling them kept calling out to Jesus, and their deepest prayer was answered.
Don’t let anyone stop you from calling out to Jesus. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what Jesus clearly wants you to do!
And if your preacher tells you to quit reading the Bible so much, get out now and find one that encourages Bible reading!
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
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