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by Benjamin Munsell on November 24, 2016
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 Therefore I WILL GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. 2 Samuel 22:50. O GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 1 Chronicles 16:34. BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57. IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. In America, today is a day of, and all about, Thanks Giving. The giving of Thanks. Our secular government has set aside one day of the year as a day to give Thanks. Our Lord Jesus Christ had set aside EVERY day as a Day of giving Thanks. And to what are we to be Thankful for? IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS: people in general who are thankful, give thanks for all of the "good" things that happen in their lives. Christians are to give Thanks daily, AND FOR ALL THINGS. That covers the "good" AND the "bad". So what's "bad" in the Christians Life? According to the Lord, THERE ARE NO "BAD" THINGS, therefore, if everything that happens to us is "good", AND FOR OUR GOOD, for our Growth in, and into Christ, we are to give Thanks for ALL of it. In real life some of these things are painful or even seem to be hurtful. Yes, AND WE ARE STILL TO GIVE THANKS FOR ALL THINGS. I'll explain. The Lord has designed EVERYTHING that comes into our lives every moment of the day, (and night), as a thing to Grow us deeper into Christ. We will Grow deeper and stronger in our understanding of Who Christ  is, what He wants to do with and in, and through us, to teach us even more, and greater Love for Christ AND our fellow man. Remember, THEY NAILED CHRIST TO THE CROSS, and He said to Give Thanks. THEY KILLED HIM, and we should hold back giving Thanks when "they" do something "hurtful" to us??? Christ IS our Example, let's be as Thankful as He was, (in all things), so the we too may, Be Blessed.
 
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