Luke: Just two days ago we considered the faith/works debate in James 2. Here we see it in action. Those 10 outcasts (lepers) cried out to Jesus for cleansing and all He said to them was to show themselves to the priests (as written in the Leviticus chapter 13). These lepers believed Jesus could heal them but they had to present themselves to the priests (the work). “One of them, when he saw that he was healed came back, praising God in a loud voice.” (v. 15) He was grateful, and, oh yes, he was a dreaded Samaritan.
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
New Testament: James 3:13 – 4:12
Old Testament: Malachi 1:1-14