1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In Everything Give Thanks

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

-How often do we thank the Lord “for His goodness and His wonderful works”? (Psalm 107) We do good to throw some gratitude God’s way when He rains down a blessing and we consider ourselves thankful.  But think about what this verse is really saying:  “In everything give thanks”.  When was the last time we thanked the Lord for giving us something we didn’t want to carry or for taking away something we wanted to keep?  Do we thank the Lord for our sicknesses, or our bad finances, or our broken dreams?  If we really believed the Bible, we would.  If we really believed that God is able to make all things work for our good (Romans 8:28), we would.  Anything less is just ungrateful.

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