Why should the Christian be thankful? Pastor Streeter reminds us of several reasons Christians should be thankful–not just on Thanksgiving–but every day. (951119)
Verses 11-19 “11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”
In this passage, Jesus continued to expound on the subject of thankfulness.Â The one leper who returned to give thanks was a Samaritan.Â Often, the person who shows appreciation is the least likely to do so.Â It shows that if even a heathen can be thankful, Christians should show their thankfulness every day.Â Lepers are a type.Â In the Bible, they are symbolic of sinners.Â Sinners who have been saved by the grace of God should live lives that show their thankfulness to God every day.Â Only one out of ten returned to give thanks!Â What would be the percentage today?