“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, ‘Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God…’ ” Luke 17: 15-18, NKJV.
Nine of the lepers went on to enjoy their blessing. They forgot what Jesus had done for them. But, like a bill that’s due, one of the lepers Jesus healed felt the Lord was due glory and praise. He realized all that the Lord had done for him. What this meant for his life. I am sure he thought about how this blessing he just received was going to change everything and was very, very grateful.
Look around and think about everything the Lord has done for you. He has kept you. When you needed money, He brought it to you on time. He has been answering your heartfelt prayers. He’s been healing and restoring you beyond what others will ever truly know–but you know. There is a divine work of the heart that you can’t express that the Father has done and is doing in your life.
He’s rescued your life and has been so good, even in a pandemic. He’s changed everything for you. Like the one leper, come back and thank Him.
Challenge: I challenge you to praise the Lord for 15 minutes. Take the time not to ask of Him, but to give Him. With great gratitude, thank Him for all He has done. Give Him due praise. Give Him the glory for it all, and bless His great name.
Study: Luke 17:12-19, Isaiah 43:21, Hebrews 13:15