"...And Be Ye Thankful"
Dayton Keesee | November 21, 2018

The Holy Spirit and Paul in the context of Colossians 3:12-15 gave us multiple reasons to “be thankful.”

             Christ made it possible to end all racial, religious, social and domestic division [ending the enmity and alienation], by reconciling us all in one body, the church (carefully read Ephesians 2:11-22; Galatians 3:26-28)…”and be ye thankful!”

             Christ made it possible for the “peace of Christ” to rule in your heart (carefully read Philippians 4:4-7; John 14:27)…”and be ye thankful.!”

Christ made it possible for us to “put on love, which is the bond of perfectness” (carefully read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)…”and be ye thankful.”

Christ made it possible for us to “put on...a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving each other...just as the Lord forgave you” (carefully read Colossians 3:12, 13)…”and be ye thankful.”

 Christ never intended that we confine our “Thanksgiving” to one day in the year, BUT for us to have a Special Day to be thankful is most appropriate!

The time will probably never come during our earthly sojourn when we get all we want, but we surely should be thankful we don’t get all we deserve!  Note Psalm 103:8-11.

 God gives us 1, 440 minutes every day, supplying air to breathe and gravity to keep us glued to this globe; eyes to see; ears to hear; and a tongue with which to talk.  He has given us His word to study, strengthen, and save our souls and spirits for eternity (Romans 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23).  These are only a few of the significant blessings from His storehouse of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17).  What a Great and Grand Giving God is our Father!

How thankful are You in your heart for His gifts, grace and goodness?