MORE THANKS TO THE LORD
I don’t watch much television or really any at all. It is more background noise for me. I read where there are a lot of shows with “good” in the title. The Good Wife, The Good Fight, The Good Place, The Good Witch, and The Good Doctor. I would like to see a popular show produced today that everyone would watch and call it The Good God.
David, as Paul did, gave thanks to the Lord in all circumstances and at all times. In the Psalms David gave thanks to the Lord for He is good. God’s love endures forever. David states several ways why the Lord is good:
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER
YOU CAN TAKE REFUGE IN THE LORD
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD DAVD CUT THEM DOWN
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD WHO IS GOOD TO US BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AND CORPORATELY!
In 9 of the letters Paul wrote he explicitly gives thanks for the recipients of the letter. Even the Corinthians, who had a slew of problems—division, sexual immorality, pride, class-division issues, worship issues, and etc.
What prompts Paul to give thanks for these churches?
He was thankful for their faith…
He was thankful for their love for all saints…
He was thankful for their steadfastness in trials…
He was thankful for their spiritual gifts….
He was thankful for their partnership in spreading the gospel…
He was thankful for their history and mutual affection…
Let people know you are grateful for them and be thankful to serve them!
Build a thankful heart!!! It is good preventative medicine against the negative of this world.
LOOK BACK OVER YOUR LIFE. HOW DID GOD SHOW YOU GOODNESS? HE HAS DONE INCREDIBLE THINGS IN OUR LIVES AND HAS PUT THAT BURNING DESIRE IN US TO LOVE HIM AND GLORIFY HIS NAME.
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth