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About-Him.Com Devotional 02-06-2016

Jesus Said, "I Will; Be Thou Clean"

Mark 1:40 ¶ 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.
41  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

The man in this verse typifies each and every one of us. He was a leper. He was unclean. He could not go to the temple. He was an outcast.  He was not considered fit to touch others.  His leprosy ( a type of sin) controlled and dominated his life.

But Jesus passed by, and faith was quickened in this man's heart. He saw that His only hope for cleansing was in Jesus. He cried out to Jesus. Jesus was moved with compassion and simply responded, "I will."  Jesus didn't make the man plead and beg. He didn't give him a performance test. He didn't examine the man to see if he was worthy or how much money he had donated. He simply said, "I will."

Do you have a problem that controls and dominates your life? Cry out to Jesus. He will be moved with the same compassion and give you the same answer that He gave this poor leper; I will!

Hebrews 2:17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

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“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And He is more than enough for us.” - David Platt, 

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