Monday, January 27, 2014

3 passages

Luke 17

7 "When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, 'Come in and eat with me'?

8 No, he says, 'Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat.

        Then you can eat later.'

9 And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do?

     Of course not.

10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.'"

So much for a success orientation toward servanthood, as well as an entitled expectation of glory & praise.


Luke 17

 As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria.

 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,13 crying out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

  14 He looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests."

And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.

  15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God!"

16 He fell to the ground at Jesus' feet, thanking him for what he had done.

        This man was a Samaritan.

  17 Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?

18 Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"

19 And Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you."

We live in a world where a simple "thank you" seldom or never is spoken or heard.


2 Thessalonians 1:11b ...God will make you worthy of the life to which He has called you.

It's amazing how over & over & over in our lives we have been placed in situations that we KNOW there's no way we can pull it off on our own.

But so many times, the Holy Spirit comes through & raises us up to a level that makes us adequate for the time,place, &/or season.

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