‘So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man.’ – Acts 12: 21-22
Someone helped a lady during an important exam and the lady came back to him after she passed the exam. She was so grateful and told the guy she didn’t know how to appreciate the guy but her body was available. Imagine that! When some people are so grateful for what you’ve done for them the devil takes over their thinking unknowingly. Because they are thinking of how they could pay you back! That makes them so vulnerable.
Now there is nothing wrong with being grateful but you must watch it so that they enemy does not take advantage of the goodwill. So, many Christians fall into sin because of grateful people.
The other side is when people are grateful and you don’t return the glory back to God you are both inviting trouble. God will never share His glory with anyone. When David killed Goliath, who were the people singing? Grateful people! That was the beginning of his problems. If he had wanted to mess up with any of the women at the time he sure could had done that. Be careful not to take the glory that belongs to God.
Daily digest: When people are saying ‘Thank you’, return it back to God!
Prayer: I declare God’s word as my shield and buckler. I dwell in God’s secret hiding place. I am surrounded by God’s loving care and He preserves me from every harm. Amen