Matthew 9:29, Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
This words of Jesus Christ is the same words he said to the centurion whose servant was dying in Matthew 8. In both cases, the condition for the healing is their faith.
Faith is a very important factor for the healing. Jesus knew the hearts of everyone and also if they come to Him with faith. Faith opens the door for the divine blessings, but if we lack on faith, it shut downs the door.
There are many things that faith can give us.
It is important to study the Word of God to increase faith, as it comes by hearing or reading God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Christ could do few mighty works in Nazareth due to the people’s lack of faith (Matthew 13:57-58). Similarly, salvation is a great work, but unbelief prevents it.
“Their eyes were opened” is more than a description of a literal action; it is also a Hebrew figure of speech. The Jews thought of blind eyes as “shut,” and seeing eyes as “open.” Jesus removes two men’s blindness—they can now see and comprehend what was once closed to them. Thus, the opening of the eyes also suggests spiritual understanding.
Most people do not grasp the value or the meaning of Scripture, but Christ can open a person’s eyes to enable him to understand His Word just as He did for His disciples after His resurrection (Luke 24:16-31, 45). David prays, “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Psalm 119:18).
To know more about faith, check out the following topics:
- Believing is not Salvation
- By Works or by Grace?
- Can we be saved by faith alone?
- Confess and Believe in your Heart
- Enoch, Resurrection and Faith
- Faith for Everyone
- Faith is a Journey
- Faith is Needed for Salvation
- Submit to God rather than Man
- The Grace of God