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Let’s remember with utmost respect and love for the master that Jesus was both God, and man.  With Him living as the perfect man He had to grow:  He didn’t just know everything from the get go: Just like each of us have the chance to, he had to make a habit of saying yes to God and His ways:

Luke 2:40 <And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.>

Isaiah 11:2 <The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD>

Knowing Jesus was also a man lets look at verse 40 of Mark 1 when the leper came, on his knees no less, telling Jesus “I know you can heal me if you want to”  Might Jesus have thought to Himself, ‘how the heck does this guy know that about me?’

This is the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and even though the book tells us His fame spread throughout the land He may not have been aware of it yet.

Mark 1:28 <News about Him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee>

Matthew 4:24 < So His fame spread throughout all Syria>

What do both of these verses have in common?  ( the answer can only be found by reading a few of the surrounding verses.)

Where did Jesus send the man who He was healed in verse 40?

The newly healed leper. His reaction to what Jesus told Him to do, what might have Jesus learned through that?  How was His Father teaching, warning, and growing His understanding?

I know these questions may seem really elementary but the answers are far from that.  Holy spirit We ask you to guide us in this study and allow us to peer into God’s mind as we read this passage and find a bit of nutrition for your souls that are in us.

I want to hear what you all gather from this.  I was honored with a beautiful blossoming from this passage and that is only one of many view points to be gleaned from in this scripture.  Together we can put many more of the pieces together!