Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

PRO 17:22  A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

HEB 11:8  By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

ISA 53:3  He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

JOH 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books which were written.

He is so full of Grace that He disburses His grace to the 10 by telling them to go and show themselves to the priests because they are healed–and on the way to the priests they find it is so.

The sad thing about it is that nine of them, though they were healed, went on their way to the priests and we never hear of them again.

The world is dry of thankfulness to God!   There are more who pray than there are who praise.

There are more who receive benefits than ever give praise for them.
It seems like many believers pray but very few praise.

1TI 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude

1TI 4:5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

DEU 8:10 “When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

He gives us new blessings every morning and fresh ones every evening. Great is His faithfulness-and yet we let the years roll round and seldom observe a day of praise.

1JO 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Nine times in Deuteronomy He tells them not to forget what the Lord had done for them and 15 times He tells them to remember the Lord and His deliverance.

1CO 4:7  For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?

With freedom and prosperity comes the temptation to trust in the blessings rather than in the Blessor.
If we do not have enough, looking at the wealth around us, we tend to think that what we need is what others have; more material blessings.

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