Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Luke- Ten Lepers

Luke 17:11  And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
Luke 17:12  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
Luke 17:13  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
  Leprosy was an incurable disease. It is often used as a symbol of sin.
Luke 17:14  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.   As they went in obedience, they were healed.
Luke 17:15  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
Luke 17:16  And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
  The Samaritans were a despised because their religion was not pure. I doubt if a Samaritan would go to a Jewish priest.
Luke 17:17  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
Luke 17:18  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
  Only one in ten who called him master, gave glory to God and he was a Samaritan.
Luke 17:19  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.   His faith in Jesus made him whole. Faith is a part of healing, he was made whole. The other nine were healed, but not whole in that their hearts were not grateful. Are we grateful, or are we living in past failures? Have you been to Jesus with gratitude and has he healed your heart?  

1 comment:

spacecowboy123 said...

That really stands out...that as they were going...they were healed. Had they waited until they saw something; they might not have been healed. They did as He asked.

I think...How grateful are we really? My oh my. Restore unto me; the joy of Thy salvation.