Day 40 Luke 17:19

” Not By Knowledge, But by Faith”

“As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, their leprosy disappeared. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God, I’m healed!” He fell face down on the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:-19)
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“As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, their leprosy disappeared.” I thank God for listening to my cries. Through every situation, the Lord has delivered me. I know for many of us, the Lord has rescued us in our time of need. Promises and prayers go up and the blessings come down. “And as they went, their leprosy disappeared. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God, I’m healed!” He fell face down on the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done.” One of the ten came back, but what happened to the other nine? Understanding that Jesus did not heal just one of ten or five of ten, he healed all ten of them, but only came back to give him sincere praise. “This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?” Now, when Jesus spoke that only a foreigner came back to praise him, this in our day would be someone who has not received him as Lord as Savior! That the other nine were Jewish and understood the laws and promises of Abraham, but even with all the Word that was inside them, they did not return to give thanks to the Lord.
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“And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has made you well.” You know why Jesus loved the lost some much? Because it was not by sight or by hearing that they understood who he was, it was by Faith. See, believer in his time were the Jewish people; the ones who know of the promise of Abraham, but still they reject God’s own word. Even today, you will find Christians who are stiffed necked and believing that they are worthy of the blessing of the Lord because of works. There can never be a point where we feel we deserve the blessings that we received. Through it all we shall gave praise. We are all unworthy to receive any blessings in our life, but his Grace is sufficient. Through all situations, let us humble ourselves so that we not be so bold to receive the blessing of the Lord in vain.

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