“The Ten Lepers” (The New You, S2E56)

Season 2, Episode 56
For Monday, October 19, 2015
“The Ten Lepers”





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Episode Notes:

Observations from Luke 17:11-19:

1. There was deep animosity between the Jews and the Samaritans (17:11-12).

2. The lepers were isolated from their society (Luke 17:12).

  • The Old Testament commanded such (Lev. 13:46; Num. 5:2-3; 2 Kings 15:5).
  • Leprosy is a slowly progressing and intractable disease characterized by boils (nodules) on / in the skin that are white and appear to penetrate below the flesh. The hairs of the affected part turn white, and there is a later growth of “quick raw flesh” (ISBE).
  • Leprosy was highly contagious and very painful.

3. The lepers wanted mercy (Luke 17:13).

  • They call Jesus their “Master.”
  • They were in desperate need.

4. The lepers were cleansed.

  • Jesus did this in an interesting way (17:14).
  • He could have simply said the word and cleansed them (cf. Luke 5:13).

5. Only one of the ten was thankful (17:15-19).

  • There was no question as to his cleansing.
  • He glorified God with a loud voice.
  • His faith made him well.
  • Jesus remembers each one whom He has blessed.