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Give Thanks to the Lord!

God’s people always have reason for giving thanks to our Creator and Redeemer!  The commandments to do so could not be any clearer:

 

“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  (1Thess. 5:18)

 

Elsewhere in Scripture, the Lord reveals volumes about why His people are to be characterized by thankfulness.  One such place is Psalm 136.  The opening words bring this explicit appeal:

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;”  (Psalm 136:1-3)

 

The psalmist then goes on to recount numerous demonstrations of God’s steadfast love, ending the psalm as he began, with an appeal to give thanks.

 

Beloved, the God who saves us and keeps us in Christ is worthy of our continual thanksgiving!  Take time this week, individually and with family and/or friends, to think about the endless and great wonders of His steadfast love, and thank Him accordingly!

 

Thanking Him for you, and with you,

Greg

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