Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Anger, hatred, outrage, worry, complaining, and their close companions seems to have taken over the news media, social media, talk shows, politics, and even popular fictional entertainment. Self-examination would most likely reveal that even among those of us who have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3), dark clouds of ungratefulness and complaining too often prevent us from recognizing the wealth of God’s blessing to us in our Lord Jesus Christ. This passage reminds us that at all times and in every situation God’s grace to us in Christ gives us ample reason to respond with a never ending flow of gratitude to our God.