5 Bites of Thanksgiving – The Icing on the Cake

“ … having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2 Peter 1:4, ESV)

Once we begin to know God, we come to know the depravity of our sin.  Even as a child who comes to know Christ at an early age if they are discipled, they will know from what they have been delivered.  Our greatest thanks to God should come from the knowledge of what we have been delivered from.

For many our thanks to God lacks sincerity, emotion, and gratitude because they are simply focused on what God has blessed them with.  Be careful that you do not fall into this thinking.  As scripture says God makes the rain fall on the just and the unjust.  Simply because we are living a blessed life does not mean we have been delivered from sin and death. 

For our thanks to have power we must be able to say with the apostle Paul

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! ….” (Romans 7:24–25a, ESV)

Give thanks that by the Lamb of God you have be delivered from you sin.  You have been redeemed.  If tomorrow all things of this life are gone you will still be eternally grateful to God because you are alive in Jesus. 

Don’t let your thanks to God be watered down by focusing on the blessing of this world.  Bring power to  your worship of God in gratitude that you have been chosen by God to become a child of God.  Then maybe we can have the sweetest gift of all our freedom from sin. 

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