|SCRIPTURE TEXT: When [Jesus] saw [the men who had leprosy], he said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed.” Luke 17:14 (NIV)|
Is your trust in God so strong that you act on what He says even before you see evidence that it will work? Just as the ten lepers did, they trusted and obeyed and they received their healing.
According to the Mosaic law at the time, a leper should present himself to the priest to determine whether he is healed or not. Jesus asked the ten lepers to present themselves to the priest even though they were not cleansed, yet they obeyed Him and went. On their way, they were healed!
Isn’t it amazing how obedience can bring us blessings? The above is a classical example of obedience being a key to answered prayer.
As Christians, it is sometimes very difficult to obey. The devil tries to make it seem tedious to obey God. However we should strive to trust and obey. We are not left by ourselves to obey, we are enabled by God to do what pleases Him as seen in Philippians 2:13.
PRAYER: “Dear God, grant us the grace to stay in obedience so we can enjoy Your blessings” Amen.