Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
This is the week set aside for national thanksgiving (or have we forgotten what this holiday was all about)? Its not taught in public schools anymore — Has too much of a religious context. So schools now call it “Turkey Day,” how inspiring! And the majority of this nations youth have no real idea what happened on that first Thanksgiving or what this holiday is all about. And that is the problem with historic revisionism – we don’t know our past, so we don’t know who we are.
There is a most telling story recorded in Luke 17 that should challenge us at this season. As Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, and to His own death, He passed near a village where he found 10 lepers. He healed them and we read:
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks:.
And Jesus 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. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. (Luke 17:11 – 19)
Please notice; one thankful person got a special blessing – he was made completely whole. There is a special blessing for those who are genuinely thankful – I trust you and I will find it Thanksgiving Day.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.