Sunday, October 10, 2010

Faith Healing

October 10, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today:  Samaritan returns to thank Jesus; Luke 17:15-19

Luke 17:19 (New Heart English Bible)19 Then he said to him, "Get up, and go your way. Your faith has healed you."

Ultimately, even doctors will tell you, it is faith in something that will heal you.  For some it may be faith that the medicine that they are taking will help with a cure.  For others it is faith that the doctor knows the right things to do.  If you take that faith away, then the person does not believe and most likely the doctor can not do anything.

So it is with our faith in Jesus.  We can have faith in salvation and we have it.  Or we can doubt that Jesus would have died for us and not believe it.  The facts, like the doctor or the medicine, do not change, only the belief in what they can do for us.

Jesus sent the 10 away to the high priest to show the healing that they had received.  Only one came back to Jesus.  It was his faith, not Jesus’ faith, that healed him.  

In the end, it is only my faith that can take care of me. Not the faith of others, though theirs can help me in my faith.

Read for next time:  Pharisees ask about the Kingdom; Luke 17:20-21
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