Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DAILY DEVO...Doesn't God deserve our thanks?4


It is Thanksgiving week and I am sharing "Giving Thanks" posts this week:

I have come in contact with too many people who no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to satisfy them. They are never happy. Never content. 

Reminds me of the story about the ten lepers in the Bible. Leprosy was a terrible disease and most that were inflicted were cast away and isolated from others. Their one hope was to be healed one day.  

Imagine with me, what it was like one day when 10 lepers approached Jesus, begging Him to heal them. 

In an instant, their request was granted. But out of 10 whose lives were changed for the better, only one came back to say "thank you"! 

What happened to the other 9? Were they so full of ingratitude that they couldn't muster up a simple "thank you"?

Today, I see some "leper attitudes"; people who don't have hearts of gratitude. Some people are expectant of receiving and reluctant to give thanks. Too many times I have even felt taken advantage of or at least unappreciated for the kind things that I have done. 

Imagine how Jesus must have felt that day...

(Luke 17:17,18) Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”

Ingratitude is a sin, and surely it grieves God's heart when we are not appreciative of God's kindness. 

We can either choose to be ungrateful like the 9 or we can choose to be grateful like the 1. May we all take a moment and reflect on what God has done for us today and simply say "thank you". 

Doesn't He deserve at least that?


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