Week 1. Thursday: 1 out of 10
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Luke 17:17-18
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Think About It: “Where are the other nine?” How often are we part of the “other nine?” How many times have you completely ignored the blessings God has given you. How often do we take them for granted, expect them, assume we deserve them? The other nine got what they wanted. They felt like they deserved to be cleared by the priest. That was owed to them. They had been through so much. They deserved it. So they just kept going. Thinking of themselves and what they deserved. The majority is usually ungrateful. The enemies of thankfulness are greed and entitlement. Stand out. Be different. Be thankful. What would people notice if you were more like the one who turned around?
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
Discuss some ways thankfulness cause you to stand out?.
What are some things that hinder us from being thankful?
PRAY: Ask God to identify some things that hinder you from being thankful. Pray that you become more aware of the things God has blessed you with.