I am currently reading Mark's Gospel to study about Thanksgiving. While I was studying Mark 5:1-20, I learned that Jesus healed the demon-possessed man to restore thanksgiving in a suffering family. I looked into UBF message to see how they interpret this passage. It seems that the passage, and all most every passage in the Bible, is interpreted in terms of expanding business. ubf messages do not give any regard to the basic teachings of the Bible. The following is how Sam lee misinterprets Jesus' ministry in this message.Here we learn that Jesus healed him in order to give him a mission.
Romans 1:5 says, "Through him and for his name's sake, we received
grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to
the obedience that comes from faith." Those who have received the
grace of Jesus must be men of a holy mission. Thank God that Jesus
healed a demon-possessed man. We see here the affection of Jesus
Christ. We see here the compassion of God in Jesus. We see here
how we have to see those who are in trouble. The name of Jesus be praised!