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
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.