Gratitude is a ChoiceNovember 22, 2020
Gratitude is a Choice
We take a look at a man in Scripture who demonstrated a gratitude that the Lord Himself commended as well as some guys who were indicated by our Savior to be ungrateful.
-We’ll notice 2 different to God and His activity in our lives as we make application to choose gratitude on an individual level.
I. Commonality (Luke 17:12-13)
1. Problems are Common (Luke 17:12)
–And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
2. is Common (Luke 17:13)
–And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
II. (Luke 17:14, 19)
–And 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…And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
*When our problems intersect with Jesus’ compassion, the solution is found!
III. Gratitude (Luke 17:15-16) (6 components of gratitude)
1. – And one of them, when he saw that he was healed
2. Interruptibility- …turned back
3. Vocal Magnification– and with a loud voice glorified God
4. – And fell down on his face at [Jesus’] feet
5. Expression– giving him thanks
6. – and he was a Samaritan
IV. -Centeredness (Luke 17:17-18)
–And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
-Unfortunately, we are often about what God does in our lives.
–When gratitude dies on the altar of a man’s heart, that man is well-nigh hopeless. (Bob Jones, Sr.)
-Encourage you at the end of each day (as a family or as an individual), identify at least one thing you know God did for you that day.