IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD

“IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

From the Psalms:

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:”  (Psalm 92:1) 

“Praise ye the LORD.   O give thanks unto the LORD;  for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  (Psalm 106:1)

“At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.”  (Psalm 119:62)

We BLESS God when we praise Him:

“BLESS THE LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  BLESS THE LORD,  O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:”  (Psalm 103:1-2)

Deuteronomy chapter 28:45, 47 state if we don’t hearken to God’s voice, we disobey His commandments and are not thankful toward Him, we will not be blessed, but instead reap His judgments and curses:

“Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: . . 

“Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things:”  

SO WHY BE THANKFUL?!

  •  WE ARE THANKFUL AND APPRECIATE GOD FOR WHO   HE IS.
  •  WE PRAISE GOD AND ARE GRATEFUL TO HIM BECAUSE OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US-  HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY TOWARD US IS GREAT.
  • AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE GIFT OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.  JESUS SAID:  “REJOICE BECAUSE YOUR NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN.”  (LUKE 10:20b)   Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!

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About Shofar/Liz

I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at https://heulu.wordpress.com with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

Posted on November 27, 2013, in Created to Praise God and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Yes Liz as you shared, how wonderful is God’s promises to us when we obey Him and Love Him and others with all our heart mind and soul…. what do we really have to Love that drunk or a false teacher or that person who hurt us or even an abusive husband …yes we choose to Love them all and can by the empowering of The Holy Spirit, even though we hate the evil they do.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    We will reap what we sow as Deuteronomy warns us and it is so True, when we sow in Love we have a harvest of Love but when we sow in hate, bitterness and resentment, we will reap the same, this is God’s righteous judgment, it is how He created us so we would be rewarded for the good we do and as a warning for when we do evil, so we will come to our senses and repent….how great is His Love towards us.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    • Thank you, Anne, for your comments about our God who is Good and judges with Righteous Judgment as the scriptures say. God bless you and Ron. \o/ God is Good, All the Time!
      ~Liz

  2. Reblogged this on God's Enduring Love and commented:

    This is a Reblog. I’ve had a bad sprained foot from a fall and am using my time crocheting beanie caps for the homeless. So you may see a few more reblogs posted. Blessings to all!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog ‘God’s Enduring Love’. God bless you with your wonderful ministry!

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