Are you thankful for Jesus? The story of the ten lepers

Let’s see the story of the ten lepers in Luke 17:11-18

11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

While Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, ten lepers came to him, which, keeping their distance, shouted to him to have mercy on them. At that time the law required that the people suffering from this disease to live in isolation, so they kept their distance from Jesus when they could see it. Jesus immediately ordered them to appear before the priests. Why did Jesus command them this? For when a leper was healed, the priest examined him and declared healthy (Leviticus 13: 9-17).

In an act of faith, the ten lepers, even without being healthy, went to the priests. Thanks to their faith, they were healed on their way to the priest. And only one of them feeled grateful and returned, not only to thank Jesus, but also to glorify God with a loud voice. The odd thing is that the only one who returned to give thanks was a foreigner.

As sons of God we must be grateful for Him for everything. We must glorify Him constantly. We must thank and glorify for every day that He allows us to see, both for the good things he has allowed us and for all that we have suffered for his cause. Christ died for the forgiveness of our sins and that is enough reason to give thanks and glorify Him every day. Let’s not be like the nine. Let us be the as the only one who gave thanks.

15 thoughts on “Are you thankful for Jesus? The story of the ten lepers

  • April 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm
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    Glory to God in The Highest! Thanks Be to Abba, My Savior, Redeemer, Healer, Rescuer,Friend, Beloved,…My everything! For forgiving me with an Everlasting Love. May I always glorify Him not just in word but in deed til bodies end from Everlasting to Everlasting, Amen. My Immanuel Messiah

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    • October 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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      THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME MY MOM AND MY WIFE UP TO LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAYS THANK YOU JESUS FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR MY MOM MY WIFE AND ME JESUS THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERYDAY I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY JESUS I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • April 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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    Glory to God for he is rich in mercy and his son Jesus who reigns for Ever and Ever AMEN.

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  • April 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    You should always thank God for everthing he do. It may not be big or little but, we need to give him praise even when we low cause he may not show up when you want him to but he is always on time. Glory to his name. Thank Jesus.

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  • April 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm
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    Thank you Lord for this day🌏🌏 may the World praise his name🌏🌏🕊🕊🕊🕊

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  • July 9, 2018 at 3:11 am
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    I have a question for you .What is blasphemy against the holy spirit?

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  • July 9, 2018 at 5:53 am
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    I say To my lord thanks for everything in my life. Oint me of your everlasting love. Thanks To be my savior, my spiritual guide, my master, my shelter, and so on… stay up over each man. Amen.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 8:07 am
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    Thank you so much for this teaching and inspiration vases. The Lord has been very faithful to me and I want to use opportunity to say to the Lord Almighty that I am grateful and glory be to his mercy and grace. Amen.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 12:39 pm
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    Thank you Jesus for all that you have done for me. Glory to your name

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  • July 9, 2018 at 12:59 pm
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    Thank you God Jesus Glory,power,honor,praise and blessing to you our Mighty God Jesus for ever and ever.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 6:12 am
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    Thank Jesus For Giving Me The Second Chance.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Are you thankful for Jesus?
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    The story of the ten lepers

    The evangelist Luke tells us about ten lepers healed by the Lord Jesus Christ. We find in his story how Jesus was sorry for those men, who were despised by all and whose presence was feared by people.
    He tells us also that only one of ten lepers came back to Jesus glorifying God, and he was a Samaritan, considered a foreigner by the Jews.

    The Lord Jesus was surprised that none of the Israelites were grateful as the Samaritan was for having been healed.
    “So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
    Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”
    And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
    (Luke 17:17-19)

    In the article presented today, a question is posed:
    Are we thankful for Jesus?
    If we ourselves want to answer that question, first of all we ought to think about the motive we have to be thankful for—besides, no doubt, being thankful for Jesus himself!

    Maybe we need to think what gifts we have received to be thankful for; and now I act by faith, as I go on reflecting and writing these words.
    The ten lepers went to show themselves to the priests without doubting, and definitely confidence and faith were needed for this. Then we are moved to think about our past time, before we believed in Jesus. Where were we taken out from—if we felt sinners indeed—, and what a heavy load was unloaded from us!

    By faith we expect to be one day in the kingdom of God. This is an important motive to be thankful to God too.
    More recently, we surely must have prayed sometimes to be helped in some need we had. The Lord has solved our problem or trouble, we are thankful to Jesus—more or less depending on the load that was unloaded from us.

    Each of us is a different person, and our difficulties may also be different things.
    But, in all cases, it is God who has delivered us by the intervention and mediation of our high priest, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    All of us have reasons to be thankful to Jesus. The most important reason is he has given his life for us; he has taken our place and received the punishment our sins deserve, and he has made us children of God. And therefore we are not only thankful to Jesus, but also “for” Jesus himself!

    May we all be thankful to God by Jesus Christ our redeemer, who delivered us from the power of darkness and called us to his admirable light

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