16 JUN 2021

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Faith to be healed

Acts 14:8-11 

路司得城有一个双脚无力的人,坐在那里。他生来就是瘸腿的,从来没有走过路。 他听保罗讲道;保罗注视他,见他有信心,可以治好, 10 就大声说:“你起来,两脚站直!”他就跳起来,并且走起路来。 11 众人看见保罗所作的事,就用吕高尼话大声说:“有神明成了人形,降到我们这里来了!” 

In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked.  He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed  10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!”



Lessons Learn

We must not make this a general rule just because the cripple believed that he would be healed; preparing him for the gift of healing was something exceptional. Many of God’s children lack the kind of faith that allows miracles, though they are endowed with the Spirit of adoption.

On the other hand, we cannot judge faith by people’s expressions too, for we know how unreliable those are. Only God can attest faith.