In Luke 17 Jesus tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed. Most of you will be familiar with that story. Ten were healed, but only one came back and expressed gratitude.
When I read that chapter this morning I noticed something else. It was while they were obeying that they were healed.
They didn’t argue with Jesus, after all they still had leprosy and He was telling them to go show themselves to the priest before they were healed. That must have taken faith. They had to believe in the possibility that they would be healed or they would look mighty foolish going to the priest to be declared clean.
“And when he saw [them], he said to them, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, that as they were going, they were cleansed.” – Luke 17:14 WEB
This made me think about the times the Lord asks me to do things that look impossible. I’m afraid I don’t usually just obey, but I tend to “discuss” it with Him a bit – otherwise known as arguing.
But I’m not…
But I can’t…
But I’m not good at…
But so and so would do it better…
Fill in the blank. I’ve used them all.
But the Word says, “And it came to pass, that as they were going, they were cleansed.”
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