“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15)
Today’s Morsel: Someone said that we should always be thankful because someone else is always worse off than we are. Our situation may look as if there isn’t any hope, but another person's situation may be even worse. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” God wants us to be thankful. Thanksgiving is a time to remember and to give thanks for the things we do have and to thank the God who allows us to see each day. Paul told the church at Colossi, in Colossians 2: 6-7, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Observe, being established in the faith, we must abound therein, and improve in it more and more; and this with thanksgiving. The way to have the benefit and comfort of God's grace is to be much in giving thanks for it. Remember, gratitude is an attitude.
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.
Thought For Today: In everything give thanks for this is the will of God. Gratitude is an attitude. (Parker)