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!
Posted on November 27, 2013, in Created to Praise God and tagged Be Grateful, Be Thankful, Give Thanks, In every thing give thanks, Rejoice that your name is written in heaven, Thankfulness. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.