I been questioning a lot of things lately. Is our culture of worship in our churches causing people to really grow in grace? Is the monolog style of service conducive for expressions of questions for understanding? Okay, that’s for another time. Let me get to the point. I was reading about Jesus when He was at Simon the leper house. That phrase caused me to pause. Why is Jesus going to a leper house? Isn’t that against the Law? But wait a minute, Jesus healed Simon right? He sure did. Then why is he still known as Simon the Leper?
Matthew wrote the book. He is one of Jesus disciples. Matthew starting following Jesus after Simon was healed. The point is Matthew calls Simon a leper when in fact Simon is healed. What’s up with that? Why is his name Simon the Leper when he is not a leper anymore?
Do we have that same problem today in our culture of religion? Are we still operating bound, when we are free? Are we walking around sick, when we are healed? Are we walking in blindness, when He has given us are sight back. Are people still calling us, and dealing with us by what we used to be? Are people calling you by your former issue? Do they still see you as broken, bound, sick, battered, bruised, injured, or hurt? Worse, are you answering those calls?
This little phrase has cause a lot of thought. Man, that’s deep. Think about it. Matthew a disciple of Christ called Simon who is healed, a leper. What are they still calling you?
WHO THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED, BE NOT INTANGLED AGAIN IN THE YOKE OF BOUNDAGE!