October 4, 2012


Luke 17:15-16 (NLT)
One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” [16] He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.

Observation:  10 were healed. 10 received their lives back. 10 were certainly excited. Were 9 of them Jews, with one lone Samaritan? Was he the lowest of the low? Among the dregs of society, was he the least of the caste members? Hard to know. But, only this man was truly grateful. Only this man recognized the source of his blessing, and acknowledged and thanked that One.
Application:  Am I one of them? Or, am I the one? 10 are blessed, but only one gives back thanks. Which one am I?
Prayer:  Lord, thank you. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for blessing me.  Thank you for calling and using me in your service.  May my thanks be more than lip service. May my life and actions and heart and attitude be the fruit of a grateful heart, deeply blessed and profoundly changed. Help me honor you with loyal friendship and faithful service, Lord, I pray.

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