And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus…
I. THE APPLICATION.
1. He applies in the right quarter.
2. In the right spirit.
3. At the right time.
II. THE RECEPTION.
1. Most gracious.
2. Most satisfactory.
III. THE EFFECT OF THE CURE. He followed Jesus in the way up to Jerusalem. The love of Christ constrained him. Thus gifts from the hands of Jesus attach us to His Person. They form a link between us and Him. They are as a magnet to draw us.
(H. Bonar, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.