Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Giving Thanks

As I type this I it is currently 1:35 am in the midst of exam week, I have two tests remaining. One is a math test and the other is a hydraulics test, I ask for prayer that everything would go well and that I would do well on the tests. So far things have gone well.

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NASB

In this post I'm giving the command to give thanks some thought, this includes the why and the what of giving thanks/being thankful.
The whys
  • God has commanded us to do so
  • It glorifies God
  • Not only is it commanded for us to do, but we should give thanks because in ALL things God is glorifying Himself, therefore we should be thankful because He is glorifying Himself.
The whats
  • for God himself
  • material possesions
  • the Gospel
  • for allowing us to live
  • for allowing/causing us to enjoy Him, life, etc.
  • for justifying, sanctifying, and one day glorifying us
  • for good times and bad times
I admit this wasn't exhaustive and maybe could have been written better. But thank God I typed anything at all  ;)

In Christ, Aaron


  1. Great post, sorry I haven't been by lately, I will come by more often. Happy Holidays.

  2. It's no worry. I haven't even been here enough and it's my own blog! A Merry Christmas to you and yours too.