Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Theme: THE FRAILTY OF MAN

Text: “And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” – Mark 1:40.

Comment: In those days when Christ was teaching and healing people of their diseases, there came to him a man with the loathsome disease of leprosy that renders him unfit to relate freely with people in society. The law in the days of Moses stipulates that, the person afflicted with leprosy should be isolated from society. – Leviticus 13:3,4.

The faith of the leper on Christ Jesus, coupled with the reverence he accorded the Lord, and the humble manner of his approach endeared the Master to him as the Holy Writ states: “And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.” – Mark 1:40-42.

The authenticity of Christ’s healings drew large following to him as his disciples told him: “And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.” (Mark 1:36, 37). We pray to have faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ, our Saviour for health and cure.