But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Why does He undertake and perform the cure of souls?
I. BECAUSE HE HAS HIS FATHER'S COMMISSION FOR THAT EFFECT.
II. BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE AND PITY TO MEN. Love provided the remedy and applies it also.
III. BECAUSE HE HATH BEEN AT VAST EXPENSE TO PREPARE THE REMEDY AND MEDICINE FOR THEIR SOULS.
IV. FOR HIS OWN GLORY.
1. The glory of the Mediator is highly exalted by His curing sick souls.
2. The glory of God is displayed in the cure.
3. Had the sick been left to be swallowed up by death, justice would have been exalted, but now justice, mercy, grace, and truth, are all glorified in their salvation through Christ.
Parallel VersesKJV: But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.