The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

God commands us to give Him thanks for everything He has done, is doing and will do for us.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God"  Philippians. 4:6

 "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you"  1 Thessalonians 5:18

 "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men" 1 Timothy 2:1

 "Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" Ephesians 5:20

But this is not the normal response of the sinful heart of man. Even in times of health and prosperity, we fail to genuinely thank God for all that He has given us.

In Luke 17 we read of the LORD cleansing ten lepers, yet only one returned to give thanks to God. Many thousands were physically healed by the Lord Jesus during His earthly ministry, thousands were provided food, others delivered from demonic oppression, yet few really believed in Him as God or accepted Him as Saviour. Adam and Eve, knew God, but failed to glorify Him as God, or obey Him as LORD.

How many took the time this Thanksgiving to acknowledge that:

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17

or truly gave thanks for all that God has given?

If you didn't ~~ it's not too late.

[Thanks to Dr. John Whitcomb for his insight leading to this post.]

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