Luke 17:11-16 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus Master, have mercy on us. 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. 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.
The sin of unthankfulness is another peril in the life of the disciple. This is illustrated in the story of the ten lepers, we read that the Lord Jesus was traveling toward Jerusalem along the borden of Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a certain village ten men who were lepers saw him. Because of their diseased condition they did not come near to him, but they did cry out from a distance, pleading for him to heal them. He rewarded their faith by telling them to go and show themselves to the priests. Now this meant that when they reached the priest, they would have been healed from the leprosy. Now the priest had no power to heal them, but he was designated as the one to pronounce them clean. Obedient to the word of the Lord, the lepers started out toward the priests dwelling and as they went they were miraculously cleaned from the disease. This one, interestingly enough, was a Samaritan, one of the despised neighbors of the Jewish people with whom they had no dealings. But he fell down on his face the true posture of worship, and at the feet of Jesus, the true place of worship, and Jesus asked if it were not true that ten had been cleansed, but that only one, this foreigner has returned to give thank. Where were the other nine? none of them came back to give glory to God. Turning to the Samaritan, the Lord Jesus said, arise go your way, your faith has made you well. Only the grateful ten percent inherit Christ’s true riches, Jesus meets our turning back and our giving thank with fresh blessing, Your faith has made you well” suggest that whereas the nine were cleansed from leprosy, the tenth was also saved from sin. (His faith hath made him whole).
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Minister David A. Benjamin