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One thing that I find interesting in several of the stories is about Jesus telling the person He healed or delivered from demons not to tell anyone who was responsible. Here in verses 12-16 He tells the man with advanced leprosy to show himself to the Priest and to give the offering directed in the law of Moses. Of course, the man tells everyone as did others who were instructed not to. Jesus knew what would happen why did He bother to tell them? I've heard some say that Jesus did it so they would be sure to tell everyone because that's our human nature to do the opposite of what we told. I struggle with that idea because then Jesus would be manipulative and I can't believe He would be. However, the reason He told people not to tell anyone how they were healed does not have a bearing on my salvation. It will be one of the many questions I know will be answered in eternity.
I also love the story of Matthew's calling and especially the dinner. I'm so grateful that Jesus came for those of us who were sick.
Thoughts on this passage!?!?!