Christian Living
Worthy of Thanksgiving
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 24, 2022
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What does God think of thanksgiving? He is blessed and honored by it because a life of thanksgiving is the mark of a saint who knows God's character, His uniqueness, and His majesty. The Lord is the giver of all good gifts, and He is worthy of thanksgiving.

A life of thanksgiving is the mark of a saint who knows God's character.

Since God's qualities are not hidden, thanksgiving is not optional.

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:20-21)

When people neglect to glorify and thank God, their hearts become darkened, and their thinking, futile. But God's people receive wisdom as they glorify His eternal power and divine nature with praise and thanksgiving!

It is both right and for our good that we worship and adore the one, true God. So let us praise our God—Jehovah, the great I am. He is El-Shaddai, the Almighty God. He is Jehovah-Jireh, God our Provider.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:17). Everything we enjoy in the present and coming age is a gift from God worthy of thanksgiving. Let Him receive all honor and praise from your lips today.

Prayer: Jehovah God, thank You for who You are and all that You've done. You are good, and You alone are worthy of praise. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom" (Psalm 145:3).

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