Question of the Week: What do Christians have to be thankful for?
Verses: Psalm 103:2-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Thankfulness is simply to recognize something done for you or given to you as good. A person who refuses to acknowledge anything good in their lives is therefore ungrateful. A Christian, regardless of where they find themselves in life, have a large number of good things that have been given to them that they only need to recognize in order to adopt the attitude God wants us to have. First, we aren’t going to Hell. Jesus’ work on the cross isn’t something that we benefit from some days over others. The greatest possible gift God could give us, mercy and forgiveness from the sins we’ve committed against Him, is our ongoing reality. While our present situations may not always be positive, the Bible emphasizes that “in” everything we are to give thanks. How? By recognizing wherever we are, God has still been good to us. The person who recognizes that can then go on to remember how God has healed us, supported us, comforted us, and even intervened directly in our lives before. Start with remembering salvation, and an attitude of gratitude will follow.
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