Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost The Gospel Marc.7 v. 31. Monday Meditation: A Plaine Path-way To Heaven Thomas Hill 1634

GOSPEL Mark 7:31-37 
At that time, Jesus went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it. And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, "He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."

Monday Meditation 

This man that was deaf & dumb, was not so born, but that the Devil had caused some impediment. somewhat that stopped his ears and tied his tongue that he could neither hear nor speak.

The ceremonies & circumstances Christ used in curing him, were these: he first took him out of the company, he cast his eyes up towards heaven, he sighed, he put his fingers into his ears, he took of his spittle and dipping his finger therein touched his tongue therewith.

Christ could have cured him, only by saying, be thou cured, as he made all the world at first, only by this word, Let it be made: it had been sufficent for him


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