Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2008 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Devotional thoughts, Worship | Leave a comment

Though Thanksgiving is not technically a “Christian” holiday, we are exhorted numerous places in the Bible to give thanks.  Not giving thanks to God is one of the first steps down the slope of living out depravity (Romans 1:21-32).  It is one of the most quoted commands in the Old Testament (Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!)  It is directly commanded in the New Testament at least 8 times, and the words thanks, thank, thankful, thanksgiving appear 69 times (144 in the entire Bible).  A verse from this week’s quiet times says it all.  Hebrews 12:28: “Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”

 

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