Think About IT: The Worship of Thankfulness

Our worship of God can never surpass our thankfulness to God.

While people would agree that God is most honored by worship from a thankful heart,  many times our thankfulness is lessened by our tethered complaints.

People often seek to thank God for a blessing, and then immediately explain their frustrations with God. For example, how often does one say (or hear) something like this, “I am grateful for my job, but I hate the hours, location, boss, etc., etc.” Such cumbered gratefulness may conceal our ungrateful heart to those with whom we opine, but it doesn’t with God; the only one that really matters.

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name,” Psalm 100:4.

Think About IT: Forgiven!

If we truly appreciate being forgiven, we will forgive others.

It is ironic indeed, for Christians to extol God for His immeasurable forgiveness of our sins in Christ, and yet shamelessly withhold such forgiveness from those who may have measurably sinned against us.

If we truly appreciate being forgiven, we will forgive others. How could we do otherwise?

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you,” Ephesians 4:32.