I can just imagine the needy people's disgruntled comments as He walked away. "Oh, He says He's the Messiah, huh? Well, if He is, why isn't He healing me? Why isn't He showing His power to me? He must not be any kind of God at all." But Jesus was not swayed by their needs, opinions, or demands. In fact, Jesus never responded to human need; He responded to what He saw His Father doing. Although He obviously felt compassion for all people, He didn't respond automatically; He responded out of obedience to God.
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