This morning, we study another example of the compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ as He heals the mother-in-law of Peter. Examining the passage in some detail, we look at the following questions:
We are encouraged to see the compassion of Christ for our physical afflictions but are shown that His compassion extends to our much more significant affliction - sin. Those who have come to Christ and known His forgiveness are encouraged to respond in affection and service, as Peter’s mother-in-law did. Those who are still without Christ are urged to repent and believe on Him for salvation and then to go on to serve Him wholeheartedly.