The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:17:11 @ And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

kjv@Luke:17:12 @ And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

kjv@Luke:17:13 @ And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

kjv@Luke:17:14 @ And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

kjv@Luke:17:15 @ And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

kjv@Luke:17:16 @ And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

kjv@Luke:17:17 @ And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

kjv@Luke:17:18 @ There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

kjv@Luke:17:19 @ And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

dict:easton leprosy dict:easton purification

G1653 mercy/compassionate deed

G2511 cleanse/purge

G1392 glorify/magnify G1391 glory/dignity dict:naves Glorify

G4102 faith/reliance/fidelity

G4982 whole/save/safe


Are the mathematical probabilities one in ten people having received Christ's mercy doing the right thing? Is the probability one of 850 prophets being a prophet of God? Are they ten of eleven brothers selling the twelfth into slavery? Are they 500 of 31,000 soldiers being right according to God to go into battle? Are they ten of twelve tribes going their own way against God? Are they two of possibly millions living to step in to take possession the promised land? Are they that even the greatest prophet born of woman would be challenged by his faith in a Messiah witnessed personally to be divinely confirmed and declared? Do any of these probabilities make any sense to you? If so, what does that say about us as humans?

Today, we are shown a Samaritan. He is not even one of us, in fact he is most despised; he is a dog in our eyes. Worse yet he is a leper. This Samaritan steps out by invitation into the realm of God's mercy however and he is the only one of nine others that turns back to loudly glorify God. Was it ten men's faith that healed them? No it was God's mercy that healed all ten. What then can be said about the one man's faith? It completed what God in full had already done; the circuit became complete. What was his faith? To turn back and give God HIS glory due. What are the odds that our faith would be of the same? How many of this faith would be found of Christ returning?

What is it that you have asked for and mercifully received? Did you turn back? What is it that you and others have had lifted away from you? Did you proceed from there in lock step? Did you show yourself to the priest as commanded, but just left the matter off right there? Now that your shame has left you is there a much greater shame chained to the door? What would you say are the odds?

We all would want Jesus to do something for us. We are bold to ask. Bold to return to a life as we think it should be. Maybe it is a life as it once was before all of this. Maybe it is a life as it never yet has been. God is gracious and for that we seem thankful. Has the last remaining connection in the circuit of transformative power been connected back into the loop however?

Has it?

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Psalms:103:1 @ Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

kjv@Psalms:103:2 @ Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

kjv@Psalms:103:3 @ Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

kjv@Psalms:103:4 @ Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

kjv@Psalms:103:5 @ Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

kjv@Psalms:103:6 @ The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

kjv@Psalms:103:7 @ He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

kjv@Psalms:103:8 @ The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

kjv@Psalms:103:9 @ He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

kjv@Psalms:103:10 @ He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

kjv@Psalms:103:11 @ For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

kjv@Psalms:103:12 @ As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

kjv@Psalms:103:13 @ Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

kjv@Psalms:103:14 @ For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

kjv@Psalms:103:15 @ As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

kjv@Psalms:103:16 @ For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

kjv@Psalms:103:17 @ But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

kjv@Psalms:103:18 @ To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

kjv@Psalms:103:19 @ The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

kjv@Psalms:103:20 @ Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

kjv@Psalms:103:21 @ Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

kjv@Psalms:103:22 @ Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

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