Mutiny on the Bounty

RE Verse reading–Psalm 116:12-19, Mark 8:34-37, 2 Timothy 1:8-12 (day one)  “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?”  Great question.  Perhaps you remember the true story of the HMS Bounty and the mutiny that took place on it in 1789.  Led by Fletcher Christian, men on the ship rebelled rather than leave Tahiti as ordered.  The irony, and the lesson for us, is that even “bounty” fails to create gratitude.  Wanting more, we become mutineers too and against a greater grace.  “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks”  (Romans 1:21)  The RE Verse scriptures this week raise the issue of gratitude and duty.  How much does God have to give us before we begin to ask the question, “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me?”  In Romans 1:14, Paul says “I am a debtor”.  May the goodness of God teach us to say the same.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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