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Give Thanks!

by Jean Martz

  • "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior the Living Word (II Cor. 9:15).
  • Thanks be unto God for the written Word "The Lord gave the Word." "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly. " (Ps. 68:11; Col 3:16)
  • "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." (Matt. 24:35) "But the Word of the Lord endureth forever." (I Pet. 1:25)

As we look into the eternal Word of God, it can affect us in many ways:

  • Conviction
  • Confession
  • Contrition
  • Challenge
  • Comfort
  • Rejoicing
  • Thanksgiving
  • Edification
  • Encouragement
  • Exhortation
  • Obedience
  • Submission
  • Prayerfulness
  • And blessings without number!

Let us view the verses in the Thanksgiving acrostic and see how each verse affects us.

  • Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thy own
       understanding (Prov. 3:5)
  • Hope thou in God: for l shall yet praise Him for the help of His
       countenance. (Ps. 42:5)
  • A bide in me and let my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
       will and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)
  • Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
       (I Cor. 6:2)
  • Kneel before the Lord our Maker. (Ps. 95:6)
  • Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to
       give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of
       the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. (I Pet. 3:15)
  • Guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
       (Ps. 73:24)
  • Incline my heart unto thy testimonies. (Ps. 119:36)
  • Visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. (James 1:27)
  • ln everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let
       your requests be made known unto God. (Phil. 4:6)
  • Nothing shall be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)
  • Glory, honor and power are yours, O Lord! (Rev. 4:11)

How have these verses affected you?

Thankfully in Him,
Jean Martz

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