Being Thankful

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” Romans 1:21, 22

In the verses following this passage Paul records the downward slide of any people or nation. Homosexuality, “fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful” The apostle Paul’s list pretty much describes our nation today.

What I have always found interesting about this passage is that they were first unthankful. When these people knew God they did not glorify Him as God, neither were thankful.

I have always liked the Thanksgiving holiday. It is the most “Christian” holiday we observe. They other holidays are marred by paganism or Roman Catholicism. I don’t like Thanksgiving because of the turkey, {I like ham} or the pumpkin pie, {hate it}. I like Thanksgiving because it allows me to stop and count my blessings.

As you look around at your family, your friends, your possessions…Do we not have a lot to be thankful for? My worst day is better than some people’s best day.

And if you are saved by the grace of God you have more than the richest men on earth. It really is beyond imagination!

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2,3

Happy Thanksgiving,

Brother Shawn

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

I Thessalonians 5:18


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