Dismiss the Negative Sound

Matthew Chapters 8-12

What Stuck Out To Me: Matthew 9:23-26 ‘When Jesus entered the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd, he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but asleep.” And they began making fun of him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and gently took her by the hand, and the girl got up. And the news of this spread throughout that region.’

Why: I find it interesting that Jesus put this crowd out and THEN PROCEEDED to do this miracle. The mention of flute players is significant because these musicians were there to actually INCREASE GRIEF through the playing of their music. They were most likely playing a dirge which is a lament for the dead… What Jesus was saying was, “Leave and quit playing that song because that sound does not line up with the reality that this girl is ALIVE…” Jesus dismissed this negative sound and then spoke life and this miracle took place… So, WHAT NEGATIVE SOUNDS IN MY LIFE AND YOUR LIFE NEED TO BE DISMISSED?

Often times negative words and sounds can linger around us to the point that they can conceal the actual reality… I believe Jesus dismissed the song of lament and the sound of the mocking crowd in order to change the atmosphere in that room to one of life! Lord, lead us to remain under your song, your sound and your Kingdom vibe… AMEN

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3 Responses to “Dismiss the Negative Sound”

  1. Good word. The gospel brings abundant life, not abundant mediocrity or death.

  2. Kevin Taylor Says:

    Good Stuff Jason, Jesus sure can mess up a funeral! 🙂

  3. Tammy Webb-Smith Says:

    WOW! What an excellent interpretation of that passage! I am getting tired or I would comment further!!!!

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