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The broken disciple

Where others see broken people who no longer have value in this world, Jesus sees those He was willing to be broken for so they could be put back together.  

The Greek word syntribo (G4937) occurs 7 times in the New Testament. It can be translated as bruised, broken in pieces, or crushed. It is used in Mark 14:3 when Mary BROKE open a flask of oil. It is also used in Romans 16:20 when it says that Jesus will one day CRUSH Satan under His feet!

The Greek word katagnymi (G2608) occurs 4 times in the New Testament. It means to break, to rend in pieces. The other 3 occurrences of it are in John 19:31-33, where we read of the Roman soldiers who would break the legs of those being crucified so they could ‘finish them off.’       

Read Matthew 12:9-21 ESV                   The broken disciple                      Let’s Pray!

The hard-headed reject Jesus, and stay lost                                                V. 9-14

The word for destroy in verse 14 is apollymi (G 622). It is used 92 times in the New Testament, including the first part of John 10:10, where we read that the thief comes to kill, to steal, and to DESTROY.

The humble-hearted follow Jesus, and are made whole                          V. 15-21

The word for heal in verse 15 is therapeuo (G 2323). It is translated to serve, to heal, to cure, to restore to health. You can see the word therapy in it.

The word for justice in verse 18 and 20 is krisis (G 2920). It the word used to describe the judgment (Heb. 9:27) and judgment to come (Jn. 16:8). In other words, the Messiah will proclaim the need for sinners to be ready for coming judgment (v. 18) and will give victory to the faithful over judgment (v. 20).

The one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out.              -John 6:37b

Genetics < Environment < Circumstances < Your Choices < God’s Choice

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.                    -Psalm 51:17