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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!