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    How Thankful Are You?

    One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the account of Jesus healing ten men who had leprosy. Leprosy at that time was an incurable disease, and if you had leprosy, you knew you were going to die. It was only a matter of time. Not only that, you would be ostracized by the community. In fact, if you were approaching someone, you had to yell out, "Unclean! Unclean!" No one would want to be around you. We pick up the story in Luke's gospel: "Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!'" (17:11-13 NKJV).

    These men came to Jesus and asked Him to heal them. And He did. Then Luke tells us, "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan" (verses 15-16 NKJV). But Jesus said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?" (verses 17-18 NKJV). Of course, we're quick to receive the blessing from God but we're not so quick to return thanks to Him. The Bible tells us, "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV).

    Have you thanked God recently for what He has blessed you with? Most importantly, have you taken the time to thank Him for your salvation? We need to give thanks to God, because there is so much to thank Him for.

    - by Greg Laurie -
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    George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 Giving Thanks To The God Of The Bible Is In Stunning Contrast To The America Of 2019.


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    The first Thanksgiving was on Thursday the 26th day of November in 1789 as George Washington gave honor, glory, praise and thanks to the Almighty God of the Bible.


    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.


    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

    Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

    And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

    GIVEN under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

    George Washington
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