Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Some thoughts on Thanksgiving - conclusion
“1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
“Know ye that the LORD He is God.” Think about the practical ramifications of this verse. If God is God (and He is) then any man who disregards Him or disobeys Him would be a complete fool. And yet, there are times when with sin, we forget, and we become atheistic in both doctrine and practice. And so it is important to learn and learn to re-learn that The LORD is God. Rebellion therefore, is foolish. One other significant thought in this passage is that the LORD is good. Bad circumstances at times can make God look bad. But only a backslider would dare think God to be anything else but good. I heard a wise saying from an evangelist friend who said: “God is always good, and God is always in control.” That statement may seem too obvious, but if you think about the goodness of God, His everlasting mercy and enduring truth, it really is a profound statement. Thank God for who He is.
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