The Leper!

After the greatest Preacher that ever lived preached the greatest sermon ever spoken, a man riddled with leprosy came and worshipped Him say, “Lord if You are willing, You can make me clean (Matt 8:2). In v3 Jesus put out His hand and touched him saying, ” I am wiling; be cleansed” and immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Here are a few observation points.
• The leper was infected with disfiguring skin sores, lumps, bumps, and nerve damaging disease that at the time was incurable by man.
• The leper believed that Jesus could heal him.
•The leper didn’t allow his condition nor the multitudes impede him from seeking out his only solution.
• The leper praise Him in advance of the healing.
•The leper was immediately cleansed.
Now, let’s run on parallel tracks for a moment; replace the leper with sinner. We too were riddled with a disease called sin and when the Holy Spirit interrupted our fleshy soiree with God’s kingdom agenda, we too needed to seek Him for cleansing. In I John 1:9 Paul said, “If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 
Again, we are no different than the leper mentioned in today’s passage of text. Therefore, we too can confidently approach Jesus in all our need, with all our sin and defilement. And when we plead for cleansing and forgiveness, thankfully He will not turn us away (Hebrews 4:16; Psalm 103:12).

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About ljpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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