Read: Luke 17:12-19

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Luke 17:17

Ingratitude is an attitude put up by one who does not appreciate a good done to him/her and it is very bad. When someone gives or does something for you, as a child of God, you should say thank you. A Yoruba adage says Show appreciation for a good done so that you can get another one. In our Bible passage for today, Jesus cleansed ten lepers but only one showed appreciation and was thus made whole.

This shows that it is easy to get more when you show gratitude for the good received. Beloved, there are different ways to show gratitude to one who has done you a favour. First is with words; say thank you and mean it. Don’t say thank you in a grumpy manner, it does not show that you truly appreciate what was done. Second, act it. In fact, this is a step further because you should first thank the person with words and then follow it with actions by giving or doing something for the person as a form of gratitude.

This will go a long way in showing the person that you are truly grateful. Also, giving in return shows that you are not a pest that likes to receive and never gives. Lastly, never speak ill of anybody, particularly one who has done you a favour or given you a gift. When you speak ill of anyone who does good to you, you are simply ungrateful.

Go to your parents/guardians now and thank them for taking good care of you.

Bible in One Year
Romans 4:1-25 , Psalms 70:1-5 , Psalms 71:1-24 , Psalms 72:1-20

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