|KHANDIE'S KORNER - October 3, 2004|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
it came to pass, as he went to
Ten men sought help from the Lord Jesus and received. Ten men whose bodies were consumed with sickness and disease sought deliverance and restoration from The Lord and he healed them. Ten men went away fully and completely restored of health and yet ONLY ONE returned to The Lord to Give Thanks and Glory to God!
to scripture, as the Lord was passing through
Over the years Ive often wondered why all ten did not return to the Lord in gratitude. They all came out seeking the same thing and received that which was asked of the Lord, and surely they all must have been thankful for the Lords mercy in healing them. After all, what man would take it so lightly of being restored to health from such a horrific disease. And yet, the only one who made a public display of thanks and glorification, was whom the scriptures declared as being a Samaritan. To make mention of this obviously indicates its importance for the scriptures could have declared the one who was so thankful to the Lord as simply a man, but instead takes notice of the fact the man was a Samaritan. To understand why this was so important, is to first understand the life of a Samaritan. Samaritans were a despised people because of their paganism and the worshiping of graven images. These were people brought into the city of Samaria by the king of Assyria from various different parts of the lands such as Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath and so on and with them they brought their wicked religious practices into the lives of the children of Israel who also dwelt in the land, causing them to stumble as they soon followed after their pagan ways and began also serving other Gods and turning from the one TRUE God. (see 2nd Kings chapter 17) They knew not the ways of the LORD God and even after being taught how they should fear the Lord, they still although professing fear of the LORD God, continued to make and worship gods of their own. Their rituals were corruptible.
now, here we have in the book of Luke chapter 17, a despised Samaritan who was the ONLY
one who returned in gratitude, giving thanks and worship to the God hed not known,
and the God the other nine had possibly known all their lives. Isnt it amazing how the ones who have been
declared sinful and far from knowing God by the highminded religious folk, are the very
ones who are first to recognize his saving grace and power and TRULY are thankful. It is no wonder the Lord in speaking to the chief
priests and elders declared in the book of Matthew: Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into
The one who is MOST thankful to The Lord, is usually the one who feels less deserving of His mercy. Arrogance and pride lead many to believe they are somehow worthy of His blessings, worthy of His gifts, and are like the nine lepers who with ungrateful and unthankful hearts, refuse to acknowledge the act of kindness from The Lord and return back to Him to simply . Give Thanks But, ALL who profess to have received his blessed gift of salvation and eternal life, TRULY should be as the Samaritan was in that DAILY we should come to Him and Give Thanks. For if it not been for his AWESOME and most LOVING sacrifice to man, mans eternity would be sealed in hell forever separated from The Fathers Love!
The Samaritan ran back with joy and gratitude GLORIFYING God and giving thanks to The Lord for an outward cleansing. We (who are believers) have EVERY reason to come daily with joy and gratitude, GLORIFYING God and giving thanks all the MORE. Fore we have received, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, an Inward cleansing. MORE than enough reason to daily stop and Give Thanks
I Love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
The Lord be with you this day and always! Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings)
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Holy, Holy, Holy
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and alwaysKhandielese
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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