Renewing Our Thanksgiving for Salvation and Daily Benefits

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by Samuel D. Geroy

   On November we give our songs of praise to God. We know that our greatest song is God himself. He is above all and His person is more than enough reason for our celebration. Our natural mind does not want a god to worship because we want to worship ourselves. Since we are now God’s possession, let us rejoice in this privilege of praising Him.

    We do have other great songs in our lives. We sing thanksgiving to God for salvation. Choirs in heaven always sing about that- Revelation 5:9; 7:10; 19:1. The salvation of our soul is indeed supreme because it is the foundation of all our joy and blessing, of all our celebration, and of all our hopes for the future. We also give thanks for all our other benefits. He gives us the fruit of the Spirit- love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance (Gal 5:22-23). Then He gives us the spiritual gifts for serving Him (Romans 12:6-8): prophecy (preaching), serving, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and mercy.

    We also thank the Lord because He is our Shepherd-King who sees to it that we will not be in want, He makes us lay down in the faith-rest of His provision, leads us beside the quiet waters of His guidance and restores our souls in times of disobedience. He always leads us in paths of righteousness, walks with us in our frailty and in times of danger, binds us in the strongest treaty of friendship, protection and honor, and promises us His covenant blessings forever. His goodness and unfailing love will attend us through life and He will welcome us as His guests in His royal house forever (Blessings promised in Psalm 23).

    The thankful heart of the believer means that the Lord is His sovereign, his Savior, and supplier of things that he needs and wants in life and for all eternity.

    True worship is thankfulness. All troubles are our pathway to glory and all challenges in our lives are God’s highway to the stars.

   Today as we praise God and give thanks to Him we perform one of the highest functions He created us for, and we also reach one of our highest achievements that will lead us to the heights of joy and gladness.

    When we thank God it becomes our antidote to worry (Phil. 4:4, 10, 16), it enhances our gratitude to Him (Col. 3:15,16), it produces more thankfulness and joy (1 Thes. 1:3, 3:9), it teaches us to thank Him in all circumstances (1 Thes. 5:18), and it teaches us to give thanks for everything (Ephesians 5:20).