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Read Luke 17:11-19

Thursday

Read Luke 17:11-19

11 As Jesus made his way to Jerusalem, he went along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 He was going into a village when he was met by ten men suffering from a dreaded skin disease. They stood at a distance 13 and shouted, “Jesus! Master! Have pity on us!”

14 Jesus saw them and said to them, “Go and let the priests examine you.”

On the way they were made clean.[a] 15 When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself to the ground at Jesus' feet and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus spoke up, “There were ten who were healed; where are the other nine? 18 Why is this foreigner the only one who came back to give thanks to God?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Get up and go; your faith has made you well.”

Footnotes:
Luke 17:14 See 5.12.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Jesus said: "Go and let the priests examine you..." and even on the way one of them noticed that he was being made clean; I'm not sure if he made it all the way to the priests; and maybe he wouldn't have been declared clean because he was a Samaritan.  But he turns to Jesus and gives thanks - recognizing that Jesus is the true priest - even for Samaritans.  And he is not just 'made clean' but he is 'made well.'

Pray

Jesus you alone are the true priest who brings healing and wholeness help me to turn all of my brokenness over to you.


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