Glimpses of Ingratitude:
Biblical reminders of what we should be thankful.
- Entitlement - 1 Samuel 25:2-17 This is pervasive in our culture today. What do we have today that we got solely by our own power, might or strength? God doesn't owe us anything! Ingratitude ignores what I've already received.
- Exploitation - Acts 16:16-19 Definition: the act of using someone unfairly for your own advantage /profit. (This is the first time in Scripture that someone is mad that the person was delivered from a demon.) We tend to do this (dehumanize people) when we find ourselves frustrated. ex: people driving slow, waiters not serving us quickly, mothers with crying babies, people in express lines with more items - we only see how they are inconveniencing us instead having compassion on them and their situations.
- Jealous Ambition - Acts 8:9-21 Simon was a belieer, but envious of what Peter and John can do. "I want to be like them" It minimizes what God has called YOU to do. We all have gifts and have been empowered by God.
- Unforgiveness Matthew 18:23-30 We fail to remember what we have been forgiven of.