Jesus Heals the Lepers

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Jesus heals the lepers - Were they ungrateful?

Jesus heals the lepers in the following verses:

Luke 17:11-19 says, "Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, 'Jesus, Master, have pity on us!' When he saw them, he said, 'Go, show yourselves to the priests.' And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him - and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, 'Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?' Then he said to him, 'Rise and go; your faith has made you well.'"

One man was very obviously showing his appreciation to Jesus for healing him, while the others left. I believe they were so excited by their newfound healing that they simply got caught up in the moment and forgot to thank Jesus. That seems to be human nature sometimes when we receive a supreme blessing. It is so easy to get caught up in what has just happened that we may forget at first to thank the One who gave us that blessing.

Psalm 107:8-9 says, "Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."



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