Matthew 9:32–34 (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Man Unable to Speak
32 As they were going away, behold, a demon-oppressed man who was mute was brought to him. 33 And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying,
“Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” 34 But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”
It is interesting that the man in today’s story is mute (cannot speak) from a demon and not a health problem. Jesus knows what the problem is and he cast the demon out of the man. This blows away everyone in that he has power even
over demons. The Pharisees must have been caught off guard too. They don’t deny the miracle, but the source of power. They attribute Jesus as the prince of demons. They fail to recognize that Jesus’s source of power is of
God… because Jesus is God.
I pray: O Lord, I know that you are God. You are the creator of all things, including angels. You are in
control and can control all things, even demons. Amen.