And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean.…
I. Let us put together the FACTS of the case.
II. The principal LESSONS suggested by this narrative.
1. Here is an illustration of the good effects of speaking about religious truth in connection with Christ. The fame of Christ was spread abroad throughout Syria, and found its way to the leper.
2. That doubts are no reason why we should not go to Christ — "Lord, if thou wilt," etc.
3. That no possible circumstances ought to prevent our going to Christ for salvation.
4. Christ's love and willingness to save is the great idea of the gospel.
(W. G. Barrett.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.