Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
What Is Faith?
Jesus and His men went, presumably, to a Jewish home in order to get some time to rest away from crowds. But alas, such was not the case.
Jesus came first to the Jews but always intended for the gospel to go out from there to the entire world.
The deaf-mute could not ask Jesus for healing so his friends brought him and begged the Lord to touch him.
Often deaf people can speak, but because they don’t hear the sound their speech is not clear.
It’s possible that this miracle took place very near where Jesus freed the man with the demons, on the southeastern shore of the lake.
Mark calls their demand for a “sign” a test – such as where Satan tempted Jesus to perform at his will – so too the Pharisees want to control Jesus.
His point is that introducing self-righteousness or political expediency is dangerous when it comes to relating to God.