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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, November 17


Luke 17:11-19


verse 17: Jesus asked, “We’re not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?”


Only one of the men healed of leprosy came back to thank Jesus. I can’t pretend to know what was in their minds. Not much, I guess. Certainly not appropriate thankfulness. One man came back and thanked Jesus. He was probably the one who felt least “deserving” in the group. He knew a beautiful gift when it was presented to him. It was free of charge, no strings attached. He went to the source, and thanked Him. May I recognize and be thankful for all of God’s gifts.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, you are my God and you have given me all I have and all I ever will have. I am so thankful. Help me to find ways, every day, to show how thankful I am. Amen


Becky, transforming





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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Nov 17, 2020

Luke 17: 11-19 

19: Then he said to him rise and go, your faith has made you well. Don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting that gratitude will come easily or naturally in a crisis. It’s easy to feel grateful for the good things. No one “feels” grateful that he or she has lost a job or a home or good health or has taken a devastating hit on his or her retirement income. But it is vital to make a distinction between feeling grateful and being grateful. In order to show gratitude I write down what I am grateful for on a daily basis. God does not demand that I thank him but he is surely please…

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Tom
Tom
Nov 17, 2020

You have an admirably charitable heart, Ros.

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Nov 17, 2020

Luke 17:11-19 As I understand this reading all the leper’s had enough faith to go to the priests before they were actually healed. The rules then were that you could be “certified” healed” by a priest. They went before they were healed but when they got there, they realized that they were healed. Now I know the reading said only one went back to find Jesus and Thank him—and he was a Samaritan, but I can only imagine if I were one of these lepers, and had been in isolation for who only knows how long, the very first thing I would want to do is run home to my family and be touched by those I love. What a pic…


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Tom
Tom
Nov 17, 2020

Luke 17:18 - “Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”


The healed blind man who praised God and gave thanks was a Samaritan, a “foreigner.” Though we have been blessed by so much, Americans are rapidly forgetting how to give thanks. We take our prosperity and freedom for granted. One is far more likely today to find someone who has come from a land of poverty and oppression speak glowingly of the United States than a highly educated life-long citizen who has been indoctrinated about how bad we are. It is the same with Christianity. Compared to the vibrant worship, awash with thanks and praise for what little they have and paid…


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Barbara
Barbara
Nov 17, 2020

Luke 17: 11-19


19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”


I feel that Jesus cured these lepers because he wanted to do that. He wasn’t looking for much from them, only that they have faith in him. Only one thought enough to go back and thank him. This man was made whole because of his faith. The others just went along as if they deserved the cure. We should always thank God every day no matter whether it is good or bad, for giving us this opportunity to gain heaven. Faith in God is the way to heal.


Dearest Lord, help me build my faith in you. I need your guidance and…


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