It is God and not men that impute value to human life. And, in God’s eyes, ALL lives matter. Whether you value my life or not, God does. How anyone (even me) values my life does NOT change my intrinsic God-derived value.
To those who sought God, He gave them understanding. And, as their faith grew, they had even more faith. As they understood Jesus’ Word, they could understand even more. As the served God, their service grew.
To those who had no faith in God, to those who were unwilling to serve Him, they lost everything, “their foolish hearts were darkened” and they lost their way.
Brothers and sisters, thanksgiving is not an arbitrary concept. Thanksgiving is a consequence of our faithful response to God, Himself.
We must learn to serve God before we can offer Him true praise, true thanksgiving.
What kind of doors would God open in our homes and workplaces if we simply approached Him with eager expectation and held nothing back in obedience when He directs our steps?
…Jesus never asks us to rely on our reasoning. Jesus wants us to comply to His commands, he wants us to step forward in faith. Will we obey Him?
Oh let us GIVE THANKS to God for salvation and for the unity of the brethren and for the testimony to which we are called. AMEN!
…it is prudent that we change our attitudes from tribulation avoidance to tribulation expectation/preparation, because we know it is coming. no matter what we do.
When Jesus calls you/me into ministry (any kind of ministry; Romans 12:4-8), what will be our response?
Will we immediately make the step of faith? Or will we hold back (making the usual excuses)?
When Jesus makes the call, do we have our minds set for service?
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards… I am thanking You now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better… I am thanking You now.
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears… I am thanking You now.
I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves… I am thanking You now.