Top Secret Jesus (Matthew 8:1-4)

A man with leprosy approached Jesus, knelt down in front of him, and asked Jesus to heal him.

Jesus touched the man and he was healed.  Jesus then told the man, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a proof to them.” (ESV)

Why did Jesus want the man to keep his healing a secret?

  • Maybe Jesus didn’t want to take the people’s focus away from the sermon he just finished preaching.
  • Maybe Jesus didn’t want the crowd to overreact, start a riot, and demand they all be healed.
  • Maybe Jesus wanted to test the man’s willingness to obey.

What do you think?  Why did Jesus want the man to keep his healing a secret?


13 thoughts on “Top Secret Jesus (Matthew 8:1-4)

  1. If he was successful in curing him then perhaps Jesus would be reluctant to acknowledge his power …and for sure it could have caused the crowds to react…in that time he might not have known how the crowd would react ….certainly gives you food for thought as to what was behind his request to keep the healing a secret.

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    • From the time he begins His ministry he knows exactly how and when it will play out. Therefore he knows ahead of time every single facet of events as they evolve ahead of time so he knows how the crowds react since the beginning of time when the Book of Life is written(the Word). Still leaves the mystery of His instruction to the man. My theory is that the man heard and felt the “good news” and just could not suppress his joy. When each of us integrate the good new we should be explosive in joy and tell everyone about Jesus !

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  2. Sure because Jesus act as a Silent Person, don’t want Fame/Status and all that bullshit that we see nowadays about Miracles. Jesus is a simple person, humble and need no attention. He was “like” anyone else, that’s why my friend. 🙂


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