11/19/17 – The Ungratefulness In Us
How many of us complain about the one thing God has not done for us, instead of being thankful for the innumerable things He has?
God is a giver, John 3:16. Sadly many of His children are takers! We forget to give Him the praise and thanks He alone most deserves, and that is sin, Col 3:15.
This Sunday, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we focus on giving thanks from one of God’s most thankful children, King David.
Dr Warren Weirsbe well says, “We are admonished in Ephesians 5:18 to be filled with the Spirit of God, and the evidence of this fullness is that we are joyful (5:19), thankful (5:20), and submissive (5:21–6:9). In Colossians 3:16–25, we are instructed to be filled with the Word of God, and when we are, we will be joyful (3:16), thankful (3:17), and submissive (3:20–25). These three characteristics of the believer controlled by God’s Spirit and God’s Word—and they go together—are presented in this wonderful psalm of thanksgiving.
Let me challenge you to read through Psalm 100 a hundred times. Really? Are you kidding me? Nope, dead serious. It takes about 30 seconds to read the Psalm out loud. Do the math. You can read it 100 times in less then an hour. It will take you five minutes to read it ten times. So how bout over the next couple of days read it one hundred times? I bet by then you will even have it memorized. And that is something to thank God for.