What Jesus Did! 'Praise God!' — Luke 17:15-16

Thursday, October 8, 2015

When one of the men saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus. He praised God loudly. He bowed down at Jesus' feet. The man thanked Jesus. (This man was a Samaritan.)
— Luke 17:15-16 NLT
Illustration of Luke 17:15-16 NLT — When one of the men saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus. He praised God loudly. He bowed down at Jesus' feet. The man thanked Jesus. (This man was a Samaritan.)

Key Thought

How do we respond when our cry for mercy receives its loving answer from our Master? This story is a reminder of our need to unabashedly praise and thank Jesus for his healing power, mercy, and grace. When was the last time you fell face down and praised Jesus? When was the last time you thanked him from the bottom of your heart and with your physical posture. One of the key words for worship means to bow ("to kiss the ground"). When was the last time you praised and thanked the Lord for all that he has done for you with a genuine heart and a prostrate posture?

Today's Prayer

I praise you, O God my Abba Father, for your incredible mercy and grace. Please remove my inhibitions and my pride and help me more openly express to you my deeply felt thanks and praise through the emotions of my heart, the words that grace my lips, and the posture of my body. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Revelation 5:8-14
  • Exodus 9:29

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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