John Wesley's notes
on the Gospel: Mark 7:31-37
31 Mt 15:29.
33 He put his fingers into his ears - Perhaps intending to teach us,
that we are not to prescribe to him (as they who brought this man attempted
to do) but to expect his blessing by whatsoever means he pleases: even
though there should be no proportion or resemblance between the means used,
and the benefit to be conveyed thereby.
34 Ephphatha - This was a word of SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY, not an address
to God for power to heal: such an address was needless; for Christ had
a perpetual fund of power residing in himself, to work all miracles whenever
he pleased, even to the raising the dead, John 5:21,26.
36 Them - The blind man and those that brought him.