Who and Why of Thanks

We take each other for granted. The better we know one another, the less we thank one another. That means that the stranger serving up our coffee and fries almost always gets a thank you, while spouses, parents, children or close friends hardly ever hear those words. Sad, isn’t it?

Do we treat God the same way? We spend lots of time getting to know God, but will we ever know him so well that we drop the thanks? Surely not! We have so many opportunities and reasons to be grateful.

The Why

  1. His love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)
  2. Because he is righteous. (Psalm 7:17)
  3. Because of his unfailing love and the wonderful things he does for all mankind. (Psalm 107:8)
  4. Because Jesus did. (Matthew 14:19)
  5. Because he qualified us to share in the inheritance. (Colossians 1:12)
  6. Giving thanks reminds us of what Jesus did for us on the cross. (Mark 14:22, 23)
  7. When we remember others in prayer. (Philemon 1:4)
  8. Because the Bible says that in what ever we do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, NIV)

Prayer – Lord, just as you say, today we offer thanks for everything we are and can be in you. Amen

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