Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ten Lepers - One Returns to Give Thanks

This week's lesson was on the ten lepers healed in Luke 17:11-19. Jesus told the lepers to go the priests so they could be ceremonially cleansed as written in Leviticus 14:1-8. They were healed on their journey to the priests and only one of the lepers returned to give thanks to Jesus. The others had reasons to go directly to the priests, instead of thanks the one who healed them.

How much does God do for us? Didn't Jesus tell us that God provides us with food in Matthew 6:25-27? Are we not redeemed with the blood of Christ as Peter wrote in 1 Peter 1:18-20.

Paul writes we are to be thankful no matter what life brings us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 because it is God's will for us. So do not be like the other nine, but be like the one that thanked Jesus for his life changing gift.

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