Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner? In today’s passage Jesus is teaching us what God looks for. God looks for the healed one who loves Him in action and gives glory to Him by a fearless and truthful healed testimony. Jesus has also highlighted a shocking but common fact: out of ten healed, only one took the bother to return to Jesus and openly acknowledged it was God (Jesus) who healed him and give glory to God. “One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done.” Jesus declared that this is an act of faith in God, and the healed man has received more than mere healing. He has received salvation! Faith in God is not hidden. It is open and can be seen by all. The Bible records many of such healed testimonies.
As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. 12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, 13 crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
14 He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.”[b] And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” 16 He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.” *
*17:19 Or Your faith has saved you.