Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
Thought: 10 men cried out to God for help and He healed them. But, only one returned to thank him. It is possible to receive God’s great gifts with an ungrateful spirit. Only grateful Christians grow in understanding God’s grace.
If we were in that position what will be our response? Never forget God’s goodness in your life.
May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. II Thes 3: 16
Word:Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, The righteous man shall live by faith.” Galatians 3:11
We live by faith, not by sight –II Corinthians 5: 11
Thought: Trying to be right with God by our own effort doesn’t work. Good intentions such as “I’ll do better next time” or “I’ll never do that again” usually end in failure. Paul points out here that by trusting God – believing in his provision for our sins and living each day in his power – we can break this cycle of failure.
Thought: Obedience is not the root of salvation but the fruit of salvation.
The greatest miracle of the Spirit is faith, freedom from the bondage of thinking if you do not do all the Law there is condemnation, separation from God. By God’s grace (favor) to us the Law points out our sin so we can change our direction and honor God and His Word by obeying.
May God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Galatians 1: 3
Paul’s message comes from Christ – Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ. Galatians 1: 11 – 12.
“Be strong, be strong and be strengthened” – God’s Word is not for the faint of heart or the mentally lazy, it requires thought and decisive action by the reader/hearer based on the truth it unfolds by God’s Spirit. In addition, it is the source of the power we need for our everyday walk.
Greetings in the name of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
This is how the LORD responds: “If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me. If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you! Jeremiah 15: 19
Returning to God is our choice! God promised us total restoration so that we could serve Him. As Christians and disciples of LORD Jesus, He is expecting us to speak well. Our speech pattern and thought process should always please God. Then we will be His spokesperson to share His love and compassion to this world.
As God’s ambassadors we need to influence people for Christ Jesus, not let the world influence us.
Thought: In the midst of a violent attack, Peter and Jesus responded in dramatically different ways. Peter reached out with a sword and returned violence for violence. Jesus reached out his hand and offered healing. Let us look to Jesus because he is the source of our wisdom to lead a Christ centered life. Let God use us as a channel of blessings to many nations.