After the two days he left for Galilee. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there.
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
48 “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”
53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
54 This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.
The royal official had one exact choice. To go. Jesus was not coming to see his child. In clear vision, as the royal official looked at Jesus, he had a belief Jesus was with him and the Word of God has power.
In Matthew 14, Herod asks his servants about news of Jesus. we also read of Chuza, Herod's Stewart, had a wife named Joanna and Acts 13:1 "Manaen, Herod's foster brother." All of these officials knew of Jesus or loved Him. We have no way of knowing who the Official was exactly.
Jesus as our Teacher gives us the same example today. We are going on our path - it really is up to our attitudes of belief how the journey will go.
Jesus did give a List To Do. Matthew was pleased to write the list down for us today:
1 Worship the Lord and serve him only. Matthew 4:10
2 Repent. Matthew 4:17
3 Follow me. Matthew 4:19
4 Shine your light before me and do good deeds. Matthew 5:16
5 Your righteousness must surpass the Pharisees Matthew 5:20
6 Settle matters quickly. Matthew 5:25
7 Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow from you. Matthew 5:42.
8 Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44
9 Give to the needy. Matthew 6:2
10 Pray. Matthew 6:5
11 Forgive people who sin against you. Matthew. 6:14 Matthew 18:35
12 Fast from food once in awhile. Matthew 6:16
13 Treat people the way you’d like to be treated. Matthew 7:12
14 Enter through the narrow gate. Matthew 7:13
15 Do God’s will. Matthew 7:21
16 Acknowledge Jesus before men. Matthew 10:32
17 Honor your father and mother. Matthew 15:4 Matthew 19:19
18 Be humble. Matthew 18:4
19 Confront the person you have a conflict with. Matthew 18:15
20 Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 19:19 Matthew 22:39
21 Serve everyone. Matthew 20:26-28 Matthew 23:11
22 Love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Matthew 22:37
23 Feed, clothes, visit and invite in the poor and needy. Matthew 25:35
24 Make disciples of Jesus and baptize them. Matthew 28:19
For me and my house - we will serve the Lord Jesus. Father God, I give the Ones I love to You, friends, neighbors, co-workers, for our Nation and rest my cares with You. In Jesus. Amen.
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