Week 1. Friday: Rise and Go
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Luke 17:19
19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Think About It: Two times in this passage Jesus says “go” (see v.11). Both involved some sort of healing. The first one involved a condition. Go and attempt to gain your freedom through the approval of people (“Go, show yourselves to the priests.”). All 10 men were healed but were any of them really free? The second use of “Go” was followed not by a condition but by a promise. “Go, your faith has made you well.” Faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is unconditional. It is not dependent on what you can do, how good you act, or what others think of you. It is dependent only on the sacrifice and the work already completed by Jesus. This healing is spiritual. This healing makes you well. Eternally. So which “go” are you following? Are you trying to work harder, be better, or be loved by others? Or are you trusting in Jesus to make you well?
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
What are some ways you try to make ourselves well by working harder, trying to be good or by gaining the approval of others?
What is the danger in this?
Do you truly have faith in Jesus? If so, take a few minutes to write down how your faith makes you well.
PRAY: Ask God to lead and guide you in all you do today.