5784 amazement

5784 amazement

Astonishment and surprise are frequent responses to the actions and words of God and Jesus Christ.

Amazement at God’s actions

His marvellous deeds Ps 98:1 See also Jos 3:5 The Lord promises to do amazing things when his people cross the Jordan; Jdg 13:19; 1Ch 16:24; Ps 71:17; Ps 72:18; Ps 86:10; Ps 96:3; Ps 118:23; Isa 25:1; Da 3:24 Nebuchadnezzar is amazed at seeing four men in the furnace; Rev 15:1,3

His creation Job 37:5

His judgment Isa 29:9; Hab 1:5; Jn 5:28

Throughout his life Jesus Christ inspired amazement

Mt 27:14 pp Mk 15:5; Lk 2:33,47; Lk 4:22

Amazement at Jesus Christ’s teaching

At his inherent authority Mt 7:28-29 See also Mt 13:54 pp Mk 6:2; Mk 1:22 pp Lk 4:32; Mk 1:27 pp Lk 4:36; Jn 7:15

In debate with the Pharisees Mt 22:22 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:26

In theological debate with the Sadducees Mt 22:33

After talking with the rich young man Mt 19:25 pp Mk 10:26; Mk 10:24

After the cleansing of the temple Mk 11:18 pp Lk 19:47 Here the crowds’amazement causes the chief priests and teachers of the law to fear Jesus Christ.

Amazement at Jesus Christ’s revelation of himself

See also Lk 24:41; Jn 5:20; 2Th 1:10

Amazement at Jesus Christ’s miracles

Miracles of healing Mt 15:31 See also Mt 9:8 pp Mk 2:12 pp Lk 5:26 at the healing of the paralytic; Mk 5:42 pp Lk 8:56 at the healing of Jairus’daughter; Ac 3:10-11 at the healing of the crippled beggar

The casting out of demons Mk 1:27 Demonised mutes: Mt 9:33; Lk 11:14
Mk 5:20 Legion; Lk 9:43 a boy with an evil spirit

Miracles of nature Mt 8:27 pp Lk 8:25 See also Mt 21:20 the withered fig-tree; Mk 6:51 Jesus Christ walking on the water; Lk 5:9 the miraculous haul of fish

Amazement at the coming of the Holy Spirit and subsequent events

Ac 2:12 See also Ac 2:7; Ac 8:13 Simon’s amazement at the miracles performed by Philip; Ac 9:21 amazement at the change in Saul; Ac 10:45 astonishment at the Holy Spirit being poured out on the Gentiles; Ac 12:16 amazement at Peter’s release from prison; Ac 13:12

Jesus Christ himself experienced amazement

Mk 6:6; Lk 7:9

See also

2012Christ, authority
2351Christ, miracles
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
3257Holy Spirit, gift of

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