Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23rd June 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23rd June 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23rd June 2022


Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23 June 2022 Written BY DR. CHRIS RAPPAZINI (Moody Bible Institute)


SCRIPTURE:  Luke 17:11–19

KEY VERSE: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful. HEBREWS 12:28

Today In The Word Devotional


“Don’t forget to say ‘thank you.’” If you are like me, your parents said this to you often as a child. And maybe you’ve given this advice to children. But, if we are honest with ourselves, even adults, and yes, even Christians sometimes forget to express gratitude and appreciation.

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In our text today, Jesus and His followers were on their way to Jerusalem, for the last time, to celebrate one of the Passover traditions (v. 11). We don’t know exactly which village Jesus entered, but we do know who was waiting for Him: a group of men with a horrible skin disease called leprosy (v. 12). By law, people with leprosy were forced to isolate, leaving their family, friends, job, to live with others who suffered from a similar disease.

When Jesus passed by, these suffering people recognized their chance to get help. So together they cried out to Jesus (v. 13). Jesus responded by telling them to go see the priest who had authority to allow them to rejoin society (v. 14). On their way, they were miraculously healed! But then something even more remarkable took place. One man, the Samaritan, paused, and before seeing the priest, turned back to Jesus to say “thank you” (v. 15).

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23rd June 2022

Upon seeing him, Jesus asked, “Where are the other nine?” (v. 17). Were the others grateful for their second chance? Of course, they were grateful, each one of these people had experienced a life-altering miracle. But for one person, gratefulness turned into an expression of thankfulness. Being grateful is an emotion we feel but being thankful is an action we can take. If you have ever been given a second chance, make sure you pause and turn your “grateful” into “thankful.”

>> To whom do you need to express your thankfulness today? Make your thankfulness personal and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Pray with Us

Before we thank anyone, we thank You, Father. Thank You for the gifts You have given believers and unbelievers with which they serve others. Also, thank You for five senses to experience the beauty of the earth. Thank You for who You are.

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Dr. Chris Rappazini is Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute. He is the former President of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and previously served as an Associate Minister of Preaching and Teaching in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their children reside in Northwest Indiana.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 23rd June 2022



Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my lif and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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