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
The following are nine suggested reasons why the nine did not
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."
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
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades