Sunday, December 10, 2017

It Is Good to Give Thanks

Just recently, as I was reading the Psalms, a question popped into my head. Why is it good to give thanks or why should we give thanks? I think it can be easy to get into a habit of thanking God when we pray for meals. We thank Him for the food, for family, for the day, etc. And these are things I think we should be thankful for. But as I read more and started searching, I found many reasons for why we should be thankful.
We could be full of thanksgiving and praising God because:
  • He is worthy. 
  • He is good.
  • His mercy endureth for ever and ever.
  • He made the waters, heaven, light, and earth. John 1:3      Psalm. 136:5-9
  • His name alone is excellent. Psalm. 148:13
  • God is near to all those that call upon him. Psalm. 145:18
  • Jesus is Immanuel. He is with us every single minute, of every single hour, of every single day, no matter where we are in the world. 
  • He is wonderful! 
  • He is the Prince of Peace
  • The Lord Jehovah has done excellent things
  • Jesus has broken down the middle wall of perdition between the Jews and the Gentiles
  • God sent his son Jesus to be the propitiation for the whole world 
  • We have been justified by faith and now have peace with God through Jesus.  Romans 5:1
  • God loved us first, while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
  • We don't live under the law anymore.
  • We live under grace!
  • We are no longer condemned. Christ has freed us from being servants to sin, and now are instead, servants of righteousness and God. Romans 6:20
  • Nothing can ever separate Christians from the love of God. Romans 8:39
  • God had mercy upon us all. Romans 11:32
  • Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
  • Jesus is our mediator.
  • Christ suffered once for the sins of all men.
  • Christ was cursed for us. Galatians 3:13
  • God has blessed us so much more abundantly than we deserve.
  • Jesus reigns!
  • Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
May you all have a godly and Christ-filled week.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. ~Psalm 145:2-3

1 comment:

  1. Ashley:

    I love this article where you list so many reasons why it is good to give thanks to our Lord. How many times do we enjoy the goodness of God, and just take it for granted. The rain falls to water the grass and vegetation, which provides for us food, and a drink that is totally necessary to keep us alive, and we simply take it for granted. How many times do we take a walk, and realize so many do not have legs with which to walk and enjoy nature, or cannot get up out of bed or their wheelchairs. How many times do we read the Word of God, and just assume that everyone is free to read God's Words, when in reality, many are put to death, if they are caught with a Bible in their possession. So many things we take for granted. I know I do. Thank you for reminding me, with God's Word, that I should be more attentive to the blessings of God. GREAT is the Lord indeed, and He deserves our obedience and praise, not just during this holiday season, but every day of our lives. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS, ASHLEY, and THANK YOU for providing us with these inspirational Blogs.


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