Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, for You are my praise.
— Jeremiah 17:14, NASB
When the ten lepers came to Jesus for healing...only one of them returned to give Him glory. The others went their way, forgetting Him who had made them whole. How many are still doing the same thing! The Lord works continually to benefit mankind. He is ever imparting His bounties. He raises up the sick from beds of languishing, He delivers men from peril which they do not see, He commissions heavenly angels to save them from calamity, to guard them from “the pestilence that walketh in darkness” and “the destruction that wasteth at noonday” (Psalm 91:6); but their hearts are unimpressed. He has given all the riches of heaven to redeem them, and yet they are unmindful of His great love. By their ingratitude they close their hearts against the grace of God.
The soul that responds to the grace of God shall be like a watered garden. His health shall spring forth speedily; his light shall rise in obscurity, and the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon him. Let us then remember the loving-kindness of the Lord, and the multitude of His tender mercies.
It is not enough to believe about Christ; we must believe in Him. The only faith that will benefit us is that which embraces Him as a personal Saviour; which appropriates His merits to ourselves. Many hold faith as an opinion. Saving faith is a transaction by which those who receive Christ join themselves in covenant relation with God. Genuine faith is life. A living faith means an increase of vigor, a confiding trust, by which the soul becomes a conquering power.
We are witnesses for God as we reveal in ourselves the working of a power that is divine. Every individual has a life distinct from all others... God desires that our praise shall ascend to Him, marked by our own individuality. These precious acknowledgments to the praise of the glory of His grace, when supported by a Christ-like life, have an irresistible power that works for the salvation of souls.
The Lord calls upon us for confession of His goodness. “Ye are My witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.” Isaiah 43:12.
— The Desire of Ages, p.347,348
Be mindful of God’s great love and praise Him. Claim His promise to commission heavenly angels to save you from calamity and the pestilence.
Respond to the grace of God that your health shall quickly spring forth. Be grateful for the loving-kindness of the Lord and the multitude of His tender mercies.
Seek the faith that embraces Christ as your personal Saviour. Join yourself in covenant relation with God and take Christ’s merits to yourself.
Confess His goodness in your acknowledgments of His glory and by a Christ-like life. You are His witness that He is God.