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“So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.”

- 1 Peter 1:14-15

 

Only One

Only One

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“As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ 

He looked at them and said, ‘Go show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. 

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, ‘Praise God!’ He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, ‘Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’ And Jesus said to the man, ‘Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.’” (Luke 17:11-19)

We all need cleansing (Romans 3:23), and if Jesus has cleansed you, as He did the men with leprosy, what matters next is your response. Do you come back to Jesus and fall at his feet or do you keep walking on your way? Do you worship the God who saved you with all of your heart because He is worthy of praise (Psalm 145:3) or do you grumble about the musical style or song choice? Worship is an intimate act between you and God, and only you and God know if you are worshipping and praising Him with a sincere heart, but keep this passage from Luke 17 in mind. Don’t lose sight of what Jesus has done for you like the other nine lepers did. Be the one who turned back, fall at the feet of Jesus each day, praising Him for saving you and cleansing you of your sins.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

—Redeemed

Anger

Anger

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