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I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) — Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. We are commanded to be thankful. I believe it is something we need to learn.
Entitlement vs thankfulness:
Billy Graham said, “Thanksgiving — the giving of thanks — to God for all His blessings should be one of the most distinctive marks of the believer in Jesus Christ.” The opposite of thankfulness is entitlement. Entitlement is a belief that we have a right to something we didn’t earn. Somehow, we deserve what everyone else has, regardless of whether we worked for it or earned it; somehow, we have a right to it. This is known as covetousness, which is a violation of the 10th commandment.
Francis Schaeffer said, “The beginning of men’s rebellion against God was, and is, the lack of a thankful heart. God said in Romans 1:20-25 (NLT) that when they knew God, they weren’t thankful, so He turned them over to a depraved mind, a confused mind.
Choose this day:
We will serve somebody or someone. We can serve God and live or we can stay unthankful and serve addiction, fear, anger, no rest, etc. I’m sure you can continue that list. Let’s practice thanksgiving, being thankful, and watch and see what God does in our lives. Be thankful!
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, November 21, 2022 @ 6:35 AM MDT
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