GIVE THANKS IN EVERYTHING

What the Bible Says about Giving Thanks (and Why It's Important to  Believers) - Bible Study

“They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.”

Jeremiah 5:24

Today we gather to reflect on the blessings God gave us over the past year. But in most families today, Thanksgiving is less about real gratitude and more about eating, watching football, and hanging with the family.

“They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” (Jeremiah 5:24)

This year will be different, as most of us will have a smaller Thanksgiving with our immediate family today. Let us use this opportunity to make this Thanksgiving about giving and about thanks.

This year, more than any other Thanksgiving, we are forced to dig deeper. For many, it will mark almost a year since they have had employment. For others, Thanksgiving will bring another reminder of the loved ones that they have lost this year.

For many, this year was marked by pain. So how do we muster up the gratitude? Well, if you are a Christian, your basis is not your circumstances but something greater. We need to “give thanks in everything.” 

In other words, as Believers, we do not look at our current circumstances, but instead, we look to God. We do not believe we are here on this earth all alone. We believe God is firmly in charge.

Though life may get hard, and it does, we must focus on God’s authority, and so we give Him thanks.

We get caught up in the easy wants for more stuff, a bigger house, nicer car, better clothes, newest gadgets, but then we need to remember outside of where we live. There is real poverty and real gratitude on the part of the Believers there.

Tonight, we will go to bed with full stomachs. We have a roof over our heads. And for that, we should be grateful.  All of those are things some people in the world do not have right now.

Let us reset our gratitude and offer genuine, heartfelt thanks to God. For salvation in Jesus, God’s daily care and our friends and family God graciously provides.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

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