Friday, January 13, 2012

Last but not Least…

Part 14: Last but definitely NOT least in the forgotten sins

1. Unthankful: A lack of appreciation for things God has done on your behalf.

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,” 2 Timothy 3:2


“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:18-25


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

Are you thankful to the Lord? If your answer was “Yes”, then do you express it? Out loud? This is not a choice! It is a command! God hates the unthankful. God punishes people and nations with sodomy for their unthankful attitudes! (Romans 1:21-27) America has a day set aside for, what used to be, giving thanks to God Almighty for His provision, protection, and blessings. But corruptible man has changed it into “football day”, “turkey day”, “Gluttony day,” anything but “Thanksgiving day”! We should not be surprised at the immoral state of our country. The perverting of Thanksgiving is only one example of the selfish, God-hating, unthankful, state of this place. We deserve the Lord’s wrath! Every day should be “Thanksgiving day” in a Christians life! He has saved us from ourselves! Can’t we give Him some praise, thanks and glory for it? Or are we too embarrassed; are we too busy; we don’t have anything to be thankful for, what am I talking about? Just the fact that you are reading this, and I typing it, means we have something to be thankful for! Every breath we draw is a gift from our Father in Heaven!

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THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR SON! THANK YOU FOR YOUR MERCY! THANKYOU FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS! THANK YOU FOR EACH BREATH I TAKE! THANKYOU FOR YOUR LOVE! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. First and foremost we should be thankful to God ~ He has given us everything and we are so unworthy of His gifts. But then we should extend our thanks to our parents, family, friends and those around us. Everyone wants to hear thank you and we need to be thankful always.

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  2. I agree! We should be thankful for what others have done for us. Our thanks should be verbal, if in person, but when the service or gift is done "from afar" a hand written thank you is in order! Hand written thank you notes, to those who have done something for or given you something, are very rarely seen today! People think that it is "good enough" or "just fine" to say their thanks, or phone their thanks, or text their thanks, or email their thanks. But in reality, it is a well known fact of etiquette that it is inappropriate to do anything less than send a hand written thank you note! Parents used to teach this to their children. Shame that they do not today! I'm thankful that the Lord gave me parents who teach me and guide me in the right paths. Also, to those who are "deserving of thanks", if you do your service, or give your gift with expectation of the getting of thanks, then your deed is not thank worthy! Let us check our motives for what we do. If we ask for thanks or demand thanks or pout when we do not get thanks, then we have a bad heart, and are really deserving of condemnation, not praise.
    " But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6
    May we be ever mindful that what we do here is nothing compared to what the Lord has done, and does for us daily! Then we shall not be so set on getting praise and glory for the tiny insignificant (in comparison) things we do here! Lord help us!

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  3. True but even an email,text,or verbal thank you is better than none!

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  4. May the Lord set His children's heart aright; for no just and good thing can be done of our own. By His great mercy He called us to an inheritance incorruptible, that fades not away, Giving us a joy that fades not away. I am definitely thankful that He patiently forgave all my foolish ignorance's, by allowing me to continue to grow in Him. His greatest gift; giving us His peace, now outflows from our souls, by our actions and words to the converting of the hearers. Praise His holy Name for all His goodness towards us. Mandy

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  5. Thank you very much, Mrs. McRae for your comment! Amen! Praise the Lord for His wonderful works to the children of men! May we ever thank and bless His name! His forgiveness and mercies are unfailing! May the Lord help us all to continue to learn and do the truth!

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