1. The leper was an object of grace. 2. The leper gives us a visual representation of sin. - Leprosy is hereditary; parents pass it on to their children and future descendants. - Leprosy separates people; it alienates people. - Leprosy is a visual representation of sin because it destroys and kills. - Leprosy is incurable by humanity. 3. We see that the leper's purpose was to be a witness of Christ's grace. Jesus sent him to the temple to be a testimony to the priests of Christ. 4. In this leper, we see an illustration of harmful disobedience. Conclusion: It wasn't God who afflicted Christ with sin, it was Christ touching sinners. It was we whom Christ came to save who struck him and afflicted him.