June 25, 2019 – Luke 17:11-16
On the way to Jerusalem, He was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered a village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. When He saw them he said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests. And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving Him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:11-16.
Lepers were separated from other people because of the ugly disgusting disease leprosy causes. Some of the effects of leprosy cause the inability of feeling sensation. In United States leprosy is uncommon.
The ten men called to Jesus because they knew Jesus was a healer. Jesus told them to return to the Priest and show themselves. . They were healed as they went. The one who turned, and fell at Jesus’ feet would not be welcome to see a Jewish Priest. He was a Samaritan. He fell at Jesus’ feet and gave Him Thanks. Giving thanks each day for the Gift of Grace is living with a Perspective for Praising God.
We all sin and the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ is for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a Gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24.
Then Jesus answered, Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? And He said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17: 17-19.