The healing power of Jesus is amazing. It shows His love for us. Jesus tells us often it is our faith that has made us well. We should always give praise to the LORD for His loving kindness.
Jesus went to Jerusalem, and on the way He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered into a certain village, there He met ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, “Master, have mercy on us.”
When Jesus saw them, He said unto them, “Go show yourselves unto the priests.” And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said,” Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?” There is only one that is found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And Jesus said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.
What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?
Have you ever done something really nice for someone and they did not acknowledge it? How did it make you feel? What did you think of the person? Isn’t that what happened to Jesus?
The Samaria and Galilee relationship has always been tense. History of Samaria begins in the Old Testament with the kingdom of Solomon which was divided after his death. The house of David continued to rule Jerusalem and the kingdom of Judah. The kingdom of Israel came into being in the north. Samaria was a watch mountain, watch tower in the heart of Israel.
The Samaritans were of mixed races, but claimed to be descended from the Jews who remained in Samaria after the Assyrian had destroyed it. The New Testament gives us a clue to why there was so much friction between the Samaritans and the Jews of Jerusalem. The Jews of Jerusalem did not recognize the Samaritans as being Jews and regarded them with contempt.
Remember the story of “The Good Samaritan” found in Luke 10:25-37.
Like with “The Good Samaritan” one of the ten lepers felt gratitude to Jesus that he had been healed. Leprosy was a contagious disease that was incurable and disfigured the person. People were banished away from other people and had to live away from friends and family. Many went to live in surrounding caves. How terrible to be rejected from a whole community.
Remember that the ten lepers were told to go show themselves to the priest and when they went they were cleansed. It was a reward for their obedience. They were cleanse and cured by the authority of Jesus Christ the son of the LORD God.
The Samaritan, who came back to give glory to the LORD God was not only cured and cleansed his faith had made him whole. This means rescued from the disease, he also was healed, and restore to health. This Samaritan received more because of his obedience and his faith.
We must always be obedient to the Word of God and we should also be grateful and give honor and glory to the LORD God and Jesus Christ. The healing power of Jesus is amazing. It shows His love for us. Jesus tells us often it is our faith that has made us well. We should always give praise to the LORD for His loving kindness.
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