Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Luke 17:17–19 (ESV): 17 Then Jesus answered, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19 And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."
Not everyone will worship God the same but all should worship Him. He is worthy of all worship before He does a single thing in our lives because of who He is. How much more ought we who have been changed and transformed by His grace and goodness worship Him all the days of our lives?
Jesus changes people's lives every day and yet not everyone will give Him thanks for what He has done as they ought. Many will experience His grace and mercy and walk away entitled as if He owed it to them. He owes no one anything but gives what man doesn't deserve for He is gracious. When Jesus healed the ten lepers and only one returned to give Him praise He didn't stop being who He was. He doesn't deny Himself because of the response of man to His grace and mercy.
Every believer has been changed and transformed by Jesus. We should be the first at His feet daily giving thanks and praising Him for who He is and what He has done. Don't let a moment go by where you don't acknowledge His goodness. Give Him the praise due to His name. In doing so your life will continue to change. The best way to stunt your Christian growth is to become entitled in Christ. Be quick to give Him praise even for the little things and you will never end up like the nine lepers, amen?
Father, we thank You for being such a great Dad to us. You don't enable us but You do bless us far more than we deserve. We just want to thank You for being true to us even when we are not. May our lips never cease of giving You praise and glory for who You are and for all You do we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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