Grateful or Great fool – CAC Living Water Devotional


Wednesday, February 10, 2021.


Read Luke 17:11-19
11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.
13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”
19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Were there not, any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner? (Luke 17:18)

Once upon a time, there were two crippled who usually plied their “trade” of begging for alms at a particular busy location in the city. Having been in this for years, their economic condition still remained the same. There was a man, one day, who decided to change their situation for better.

He bought two big loaves of bread. He sliced each loaf longitudinally into two halves and carefully packed new currency of huge amount there and sealed them up. On sighting the crippled, he reached each of them with a loaf and went on his way in his car.

One of the two men scarcely appreciated it! Then one of the men thought selling the bread would be a better idea because he needed money and not bread by then! The other one, having opened to eat the bread at close of ‘work’, was pleasantly surprised to see the package.

This changed his life for better and he was never seen begging again. He looked for the man to appreciate him. The other man returned as usual for his begging, having sold his fortune off! The rich man again met him and was surprised to still find him begging “Why are you here again? Was that bread not enough for you…?” The man questioned. “… instead of you to give me some money, you only gave me a loaf of bread… I didn’t need your bread.. I sold it off…!” The crippled replied “… Oh you are a great fool and you may remain so for life.!” retorted the man.

Dear devout, the Holy Spirit wants you to be grateful by acknowledging what God has done for you. (1 Chr.16:34) Never charge Him, in anywhere, foolishly (Job.1:22). Look upward, look inward and look around. You will see that God has done so much for you. Be a grateful person to avoid becoming a great fool. (Lk.12:20). Stay lifted in Jesus’ name.


  1. I refuse to be a great fool. Make me to always be grateful.
  2. I receive the grace to be thankful to God in all things.
  3. Help me oh God even to learn how to say thank you to all you have sent to me.

Exodus 35:29 – 37:19; Matthew 25:17 – 25:38.

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