In this passage a government official’s desperate search for Jesus leads him from Capernaum to Cana. To the man’s astonishment Jesus heals his dying son with a word from 20 miles away. This miraculous sign resulted not merely in the physical healing of his son, but in the spiritual salvation both of the official and his household. Jesus removed he barriers to the man’s belief by a word of corrective reproof, a word of simple direction, a word of confident assurance, and a word of life-giving power.
Psalm 110 sets forth God’s decree that Jesus Christ will govern the world politically and spiritually as the Divine King and Priest. The Psalm reveals the LORD’s Oracle of Christ’s Reign, the LORD’s Oath of Christ’s Priesthood, and the LORD’s Overthrow of Christ’s Enemies.
In this passage Peter encourages suffering believers with the truth that the end of the age is near. In light of this urgent reality the apostle gives clear, concise instructions on how and why God’s people are to live with the end in view.