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UNTHANKFULNESS SIGN OF LAST DAYS!

2 Timothy 3:1-2 (KJV) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...

Learning from Jesus' cleansing of ten lepers according to Luke's account (Luke 17:11-19) on His way to Jerusalem, Jesus encountered ten lepers. He healed them, but only one returned to thank Jesus afterward. Why did only one cleansed leper return to thank Jesus?

The following are nine suggested reasons why the nine did not return:

One waited to see if the cure was real.
One waited to see if it would last.
One said he would see Jesus later.
One decided that he had never had leprosy.
One said he would have gotten well anyway.
One gave the glory to the priests.
One said, "O, well, Jesus didn't really do anything."
One said, "Any rabbi could have done it."
One said, "I was already much improved."

THANKFULNESS HELPS BREED FAITH.
Here is what Jesus said in Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

"He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Savior is unmerciful to himself."
-John Bunyan

The wicked are always ungrateful. Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!

A THANKFUL person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment. You'll never see a happy ungrateful person.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
 

God bless you and yours.
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
www.tonyabram.com  or www.abundantlifecrusades.com 

 

 


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