1 Samuel 25 – 2 Samuel 10; Luke 14:25 – 18:34
In Luke 17:11-19 Jesus cleanses 10 lepers. Leprosy plagued those who had it with a host of physical manifestations. But that was not the worst of it. Worse than this, leprosy plagued those who had it spiritually. Those with this infection were forced out, outside of the community of faith—physically and spiritually. Those infected were no longer welcome in the worship of God.
After Jesus cleanses the 10 lepers, only one returned to say thank you and to pay his debt of gratitude. It makes one wonder where the other nine went. Who knows. The point of the story is not where they went but where they didn’t go. The point is they didn’t come back and say thanks to Jesus and pay their debt of gratitude to him. But I … Read More »