Monday, May 15, 2023



2 Timothy 3:2

King James Version

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Do people say thank you, enough?

Have we thanked GOD enough?

How do we express our gratitude?

Scripture commands we be grateful.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

King James Version

18 In every thing give thanks: 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus 

concerning you.

The Bible has a very striking example.

Of gratitude.

Versus ingratitude:

Mark 5:1-16

King James Version

5 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, 

into the country of the Gadarenes.

2 And when he was come out of the ship, 

immediately there met him out of the tombs 

a man with an unclean spirit,

3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; 

and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

4 Because that he had been often bound 

with fetters and chains, 

and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, 

and the fetters broken in pieces: 

neither could any man tame him.

5 And always, night and day, 

he was in the mountains, 

and in the tombs, crying, 

and cutting himself with stones.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, 

he ran and worshipped him,

7 And cried with a loud voice, 

and said, 

What have I to do with thee, Jesus, 

thou Son of the most high God? 

I adjure thee by God, 

that thou torment me not.

8 For he said unto him, 

Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

9 And he asked him, 

What is thy name? 

And he answered, 


My name is Legion: 

for we are many.

10 And he besought him much 

that he would not send them away out of the country.

11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains 

a great herd of swine feeding.

12 And all the devils besought him, 


Send us into the swine, 

that we may enter into them.

13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. 

And the unclean spirits went out, 

and entered into the swine: 

and the herd ran violently down a steep place 

into the sea, 

(they were about two thousand;) 

and were choked in the sea.

14 And they that fed the swine fled, 

and told it in the city, and in the country. 

And they went out to see what it was that was done.

15 And they come to Jesus, 

and see him that was possessed with the devil, 

and had the legion, 

sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: 

and they were afraid.

16 And they that saw it told them 

how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, 

and also concerning the swine.

How did the people react to the LORD's miracle?

Mark 5:17

King James Version

17 And they began to pray him 

to depart out of their coasts.

How did the healed man react to JESUS?

Mark 5:18-20

King James Version

18 And when he was come into the ship, 

he that had been possessed with the devil 

prayed him that he might be with him.

19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, 

but saith unto him, 

Go home to thy friends, 

and tell them 

how great things the Lord hath done for thee, 

and hath had compassion on thee.

20 And he departed, 

and began to publish in Decapolis 

how great things Jesus had done for him: 

and all men did marvel.

Which one are you?

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