Matthew 8:15 KJV
And he touched her hand,
and the fever left her:
and she arose,
and ministered unto them.
Literal Standard Version
and He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose, and was ministering to them.
New American Standard Bible
And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him.
And he touched her hand.
Perhaps with her, as with the leper (Matthew 8:3), the word alone would not have been enough.
In both cases the faith seems to have been below that of the centurion.
She arose, and ministered unto them.
The fact is stated as showing the completeness of the work of healing.
The “great fever” had not left behind its usual sequel of weakness and exhaustion.
Revised Version and others: Him, with manuscripts.
Serving them all (parallel passages), and Him in particular.
If it were her own house this would be doubly natural (cf Luke 10:40).
The change of tense (aorist to imperfect) contrasts the single act of arising from her bed and her continued ministry at the meal (cf. Matthew 4:11).
Them – αὐτῷ (autō) – Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular – He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
And she arose and ministered unto them.
If there were no sins, there would be no wounds.
All suffering ultimately stems from the fall in Adam.
Peter’s mother-in-law also suffered the consequences of sin. She was in bed with a fever. It is very nasty to be in the grip of a fever. How bad can a person be physically.
The Savior healed Peter’s mother-in-law.
He touched her hand and the fever left her.
This teaches us that healing comes from God.
This should always be realized when using medicines and undergoing treatments. Everything depends on the Lord’s blessing.
After her healing, Peter’s mother-in-law is allowed to serve.
It is a privilege to serve, from deep amazement at the miracle that has been given to her.
You may also have received healing one or more times.
Have you after that used the regenerated powers in the service of sin?
Must it finally be said of you: And he arose and served Satan as he did before he fell ill?
Or is it by grace your desire to spend your life in the service of the Lord?
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