Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on June 22, 2014 · Posted in Worship

Are you thankful?

Psalm 100 says that we are to enter into the presence of God with thanksgiving and praise. If we lived with an appropriate understanding of the mercy of God this  command would be joyfully obeyed. Yet, often we find ourselves asking “do I feel thankful”. 

This means that you seeing your world through the lens of your circumstances. This means that you have a distorted view of reality and a diminished appreciation for the grace of God. To be thankful we must first view our circumstances through the lens of the glory of God expressed in his word! 

Thankfulness is not ultimately dependent upon the actions of others. Thankfulness is not dependent upon the circumstances of your life.

Thankfulness is based upon the work Christ did for you on the cross.

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.