Some people are hard to please. It seems that no matter how much you do for them (or have done in the past), they are rarely satisfied and frequently ask for more.
A know a man of modest means whose grown son constantly asked him for money. In a span of a few years the man gave his son over $5000. One day the man had to turn down his son’s request because the man was himself struggling financially. When he reminded his unhappy son of all the money he’d given him in the past, his son shouted, “So what? I REALLY need the money this time!”
Are we ever guilty of not appreciating what others have done for us? Or of how much GOD has done for us? Or how much Jesus Christ HAS done, IS doing, and WILL do for us in the future? Consider the following:
1. What DID Jesus do for us?
He left heaven and came to earth - Phil. 2:6-9.
He became poor that we might be rich – 2 Cor. 8:9.
He suffered in order to aid us – Heb. 2:18.
He was punished in our place - Isa. 53:5
He gave His life that we might live - Heb. 7:27.
2. What IS Jesus doing for us?
He is in the presence of God on our behalf – Heb. 9:24.
He is making intercession for us – Heb. 7:25.
He is advocating for our benefit - 1 Jn. 2:1
He is preparing a place for us – Jn. 14:2.
He is with us now - Mt. 28:20.
3. What WILL Jesus do for us?
He is coming back for us - 1 Thess. 4:16-17.
He will present us with a crown of life – Jam, 1:12, Rev. 2:10.
He will give us joint ownership in heaven – Mt. 25:34, Rom. 8:17.
He will grant us treasures that last forever – 1 Pet. 1:3.
He will be with us forever – 1 Thess. 4:17b.
We have SO MUCH for which to thank God and Jesus. What have they done for us lately? Everything!