Although the people who brought the paralytic man on their shoulders to Jesus received grace, the scribes criticized and judged Jesus. A person who thinks he is good at something cannot believe in the Word of Jesus. Therefore, just as a farmer turns over the soil and uproots the weeds from the field, God does the work of removing and crumbling down the heart of believing in ourselves.
The People Who Made a Hole in the Roof and the Scribes
One day, Jesus preached the Words at a certain house in Capernaum. At that time, four people came with a paralytic man to meet Jesus. However, there were so many people there that they couldn’t enter the house. They had no choice but to go up to the roof and make a hole in which they lowered the paralytic man’s bed. Even though it was a difficult task to make a hole in the roof, they did it with a heart that just being in front of Jesus would cure their friend’s the disease. If that thought hadn’t been strong, then the four people would not have made a hole in the roof. These men had the absolute faith that bringing the paralytic man to Jesus would cure his disease. Jesus saw the faith within their hearts and said these words to the paralytic man.
“Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” First, Jesus taught the forgiveness of sin to the pitiful sick man. However, the scribes who were there disapproved of the Word of Jesus. “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? He is going way too far! Who can forgive sins but God only?”
Like the Farmer Who Turns Over the Soil and Uproots the Weeds
After Adam and Eve had committed sin, all people belonged to Satan, and being deceived by Satan, went against God. However, there are people with faith, whom listen to the Word of Jesus and accept it in their hearts. Before, we were children of wrath who followed Satan; but God, who is abundant in mercy, worked with the great love that He had for us.
When you look in John chapter 15 verse 1 it says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”The farmer does not just sow the seeds anywhere. Even if it is a good field, if it is filled with weeds, the seeds will not be sown, but instead the soil will be upturned and the weeds removed. Then, after the soil is leveled off and becomes a good field, the seeds will be sown. In the same way, God first does the work of turning over our hearts when He sows the seeds of Jesus into our hearts.