For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 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, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (Romans 1:20-23)
Today's Morsel: Having taken a good look at our world today, there seems to be many people who are not thankful for who they are and for what they have. During the Vietnam conflict, when many of our military members returned to America, as soon as they exited the plane walkway and touched American soil, they dropped down on their knees and kissed the ground, displaying their thankfulness that God had allowed them to see and to put their feet on American soil once again.
Paul said that in the last days perils times would come. He said that people would be unthankful ( 2 Timothy 3:1-7). He also told the church at Rome,that many people, when they knew God, didn't glorify Him as God, neither were they thankful. If we say that we have a relationship with Jesus, then we must display our thankfulness at all time. "For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them," Jesus said in Matthew 13:17. As we celebrate this day of thanksgiving, let us all be thankful that God has allowed us to see another day, and that we can celebrate with family and friends. Remember, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you ( 1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Sing: Thanks! Thanks! I give you thanks, for all you have done, I am so blessed, my soul has found rest, O' Lord, I give you thanks.