Giving Thanks is God’s Will

Thanksgiving is more than the bird, the beers, the games, and even family and friends at the house.

Thanksgiving should remind us to give God thanks on a daily.  According to the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, it’s God’s will in Christ Jesus to give thanks.

And we give thanks not only when things are going our way, but we give thanks “in all circumstances.”  Remember, this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.

In the Greek text, “all circumstances” is literally “all things.”

So we give thanks for finding a remote control after a few grueling minutes

And those annoying keys!

Not just the big things like finding a job or recovery after a life-threatening surgery or illness.

So I agree with the Roman statesman and scholar Cicero when he said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

There’s something to be said for pausing, reflecting, and giving thanks.  It is indeed God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

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One Response to Giving Thanks is God’s Will

  1. Jon Hughes says:

    Great quote from Cicero!

    Gratitude also keeps us from all all the ugly stuff like self-pity, envy, bitterness, and so on. It’s good for the soul.

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