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@Mark:1:40 @ And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

kjv@Mark:1:41 @ And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

kjv@Mark:1:42 @ And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

kjv@Mark:1:43 @ And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;

kjv@Mark:1:44 @ And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

kjv@Mark:1:45 @ But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:

slide:kjv@commandment slide:kjv@precept

What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


It would be hard/impossible to cleansing keep this secret for long. The man's wholesome family/community that he would be returning to knows the man only to be a leper. That said, it would have been more prudent in respect to them for the man to have his cleansing verified by a trust-able source. Having not respected them in this regard would produce concern and unneeded threat and public contention. Because the man is seen in an endangering light so then is His unverified cleanser - Jesus.

Leprosy is symbolic of mankind's horrid/repulsive sin condition and mandatory separation from the clean.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Neither is man aware of the reactions and consequences possible, but it is not of his prime concern. Gratitude for being able to get back to one's normal life can trump the gratitude due the one making such normalcy possible.
  2. Rebellion is not always doing what is known to be wrong, it is often the consequence of doing what is thought to be right in one's own judgment at the expense (intentional or unintentional) of another's. It can also be observed in doing what is right shortsighted-ly.

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