The biblical instruction to give thanks is both a command and a blessing. Let’s consider that together. Reading: Psalm 147:1-11.
Called to Praise
There’s one kind of praise, an “easy” kind, that springs forth spontaneously from us when we are joyful. We use the phrase “prayer and thanksgiving” a lot, and this kind of praise actually is thanksgiving. It acknowledges the source of our joy.
Luke 17:11-19 When 10 men who were afflicted with leprosy called out to Jesus, he was gracious enough to heal all of them. However, only one came back to Jesus in order to give thanks – the man was a Samaritan. In most areas of life, a sense of entitlement is unbecoming, but as it relates to faith it is deadly. Is it even possible for ingratitude or a sense of entitlement to coexist with salvation? It is certainly something worth thinking about. Today we remember the importance of thanksgiving for all God’s good gifts, especially the gift of salvation.