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Leviticus 14:1-57

As I read through the 14th chapter several times, two things kept running through my mind. One was a memory of an event in November 2004 when my apartment walls had to be torn down because of “mold.” Yikes that was tough so I know what it is you have to do to get rid of “leprosy,” on the walls. It ain’t easy.

The second thing that floated through my head was the thought of, “the curse of the law.”

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree") (Galatians 3:13 NET.)

Just reading everything that needed to be done once you were cured of “leprosy” is exhausting. Keeping the Law was a burden because sin is a burden. I am so glad Jesus told us,
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJVR)

While thinking about this I also realized there was a bigger blessing for one of the ten lepers Jesus cleansed, he turned back to worship and give thanks (Luke 17:12-19). Jesus had sent all ten to the Temple to show themselves to the priests and on the way, all ten were cleansed. Once at the Temple they would have had to participate in the expense and time of the ritual cleansing. This would have put their new beginning of living their lives on hold until the entire ceremony was completed provided they had the finances for bringing the offering for the poor.

The man who came back to worship was told to “go thy way,” where before they all were told to “go show thyself to the priest.”

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
(Luke 17:12-19 KJV)

An attitude of gratitude does great wonders. All were cleansed but only one was freed.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

I love the commentary Ramona.

Back to Mike's questions, are my words typically a fountain to others. Being honest, probably not. I tend to ramble at times. But I try to be a light to all and always smile and at work give 110% . I pray that I may be an encouragement through Him and in Him today to others.

Am I cognizant of what and how I say it to others..sometimes I say what others want to say and other times I bite my tongue. Sometimes my thoughts come out verbally and then I'm like..did I just say that..I try to be sensitive to others feelings l really do..

Our Words really do matter..our lives matter and how we express to the world and God's people matters.

Today we read about cleansing, purifying, skin diseases, mildew! And one word can take care of all: Jesus! We have the awesome ability to be made right by Jesus healing, purifying, tearing down walls of insecurities, doubts, fears, stains of the past, shame and regret..His blood is washing away and healing us today..receive it!

In Mark, Jesus teaches his disciples to go off, rest some and pray. Jesus knew the power of rejuvenation because he knew the people needed him and the power of healing and he could feel when someone touched him purposely..he knew he needed rest to prepare for the battles the world was facing

Psalm: trust in him , do not flee..and proclaim his goodness to everyone!

Proverbs: love covers all and makes up for all offenses.

Amen!

🙌 blessings ,

Deedee

Proverbs 10:11

How words can affect people around you. This happened a few years ago when a good friend was having troubles with his two teen sons. As he confided in me, the words I had for him came from my own experience with my sons. After talking with him that night, he honored me with expressing how my knowledge had given him great insight and he called me a sage! I felt my words were a “fountain of life” for him.

Mark 6:46

After leaving the crowd and his disciples, he went up on a mountainside to pray. Why? He doesn’t have to. It really is more of an example to us of what it is to commune with God. It will satisfy every need. I like Deedee’s comment. I don’t know if Jesus needed to do it but it is a perfect answer to what his human side needed and what we need as well. “The power of rejuvenation”.

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