While he yet spoke, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Your daughter is dead…
When the title which is here translated "Master" was in common use, it meant the master of a school. Using the word in its English sense, every man is more or less, in relation to one thing or another, a master; but in Christ alone does the term find its full and perfect realization.
I. VIEW THESE WORDS AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE NARRATIVE TO WHICH THEY BELONG. Was it of no use to trouble the Master?
II. VIEW THESE WORDS AS ILLUSTRATED IN THE HISTORY OF OUR OWN EXPERIENCE. "Trouble not the Master," cries the specious philosopher, the mocking secularist, the trivial worldling. Unbelief, Pride, Despondency, Indolence, all say, "Trouble not the Master." Test some of these objections.
1. "Trouble not the Master," for there is no real power in prayer.
2. For the help you ask is too great for Him to render.
3. For the help you ask for relates to matters too insignificant for His dignity to notice.
4. For you have no assurance of His love.
5. For this is not the right time for your supplication.Be deaf to every voice that bids you "trouble not the Master," and listen to the voice from heaven that is for ever saying, " Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in all the earth."
(C. Stanford, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.