“When they saw Jesus, they pleaded with Him to leave,” – Matt. 8:34
A FOOL will prefer things before Jesus.
Health, wealth, and prosperity are the EXACT things Satan offered Jesus in the wilderness – and He ignored them.
“They prefer their swine before their Savior!” – Thomas Brooks
They would rather lose their souls, than that Jesus would drown their pigs. What pigs do you value above the Lord?
They PLEADED with Jesus to LEAVE their region.
Christ’s departure is the WORST outcome possible; yet foolish men will plead for it.
Ref: Thomas Brooks, The Crown and Glory of Christianity, 1662.