A Lesson from the Master

The Gospel of Luke records that Jesus once sent out seventy disciples to various cities to heal and preach. When they returned they joyously reported great success, saying (10:17), "Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name."

Jesus' very wise answer to them contains a valuable lesson for anyone who feels uplifted over a healing brought about through the mighty power of God. His answer was this: "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."

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