Sick of Religion? Week 1: Devotional Day 7
What did Jesus want the leper to do in response to his healing? This response would have been a marker in the sand to both the leper and the priest of Christ’s healing power. How do you express your thankfulness to God for his work in your life and how does it give glory to God? Find one small way this week to give testimony to the power of Christ at work in your life.
The leper was healed and Jesus asked him to go to the priest and offer a sacrifice, which was the guideline from the Old Testament in Leviticus 14:1-9. This checking with the priest who went outside the camp to meet with the leper was to be a proof to them. They could see the healing and release the leper from his need to be outside the camp.
In the same way today, if you are healed from an infirmity, it is good to go to a doctor and have them do a checkup. This could be an opportunity for your own faith to be built, and potentially also to give testimony to them regarding the healing work of God. Speaking from personal experience, this is a great way to be sure that you have indeed been healed, and are getting the ongoing medical care that you need.
Discuss the story of the leper and Jesus’ request for the leper to show himself to the priest. Has anyone in your LifeGroup known anyone who was healed and went to their doctors for confirmation and a testimony? Ask group members, how is God healing you this week? This could be physical, spiritual, or emotional healing. Find one small way this week to give testimony to the power of Christ at work in your life.