1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Thankful to Whom?

1 Thessalonians 5:18
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

-The idea of being thankful is high on everyone’s list this time of year.  We are often asked to share what we are thankful for, but I think a better question would be who are we thankful to?  When you give thanks do you have someone in mind deserving of your gratitude or are you just throwing thankfulness vibes out into the atmosphere?  If you think about it, the idea of expressing gratitude is really a two-party deal; thankfulness, by nature, should be directed towards a benefactor.  James 1:17 teaches that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights”.  If you have been blessed and feel grateful, remember that it wasn’t the indifference of a cold universe that provided your blessings, it was the Lord.

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