Passage: Luke 17:11~19  

Key verse: 16

1. 'Jesus, Master, have pity on us!' (11-14)

Jesus was going to Jerusalem to lay down his life for the sin of the world. He traveled the lonely border with Samaria. Jews avoided Samaritans, but leprosy made that distinction irrelevant to these ten men. Together they cried out for mercy. Jesus immediately commanded them to obey God's law: 'Go to the priest.' All ten obeyed and all were cleansed! Jesus is compassionate to all people.

2. 'Where are the other nine?' (15-19)

Although all ten were healed, only one came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. This man was a Samaritan, suggesting the other nine were Jews. They may have felt obedience was enough and so deserved healing. But this man recognized Jesus as God and was overwhelmed by God's grace and mercy to him. Jesus was sorry for the other nine and their unthankful hearts. This man alone received Jesus' personal blessing: 'Your faith has made you well.' The others' skin was clean, but their hearts were still leprous.

Prayer: Father, I do not want only surface healing but to be truly well from the inside out and to know you as Lord and Savior. Help me to come to Jesus with humble thanksgiving for his grace today.

One Word: Give thanks to Jesus for his mercy