In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 we read, “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
On this Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., despite the economic woes, personal problems, or whatever circumstances we are in, the Lord wants us to “in everything give thanks.” I know that can be hard for all of us to do—but as Christians, it is something we should commit ourselves to do before our Creator God.
John Gill in his commentary states:
That is, to God the Father, in the name of Christ; see Eph 5:20, thanks are to be given to him for all things … for all temporal good things; for our beings, the preservation of them; for food and raiment, and all the mercies of life; for the means of grace, the word and ordinances, and the ministers of the Gospel; for spiritual blessings, for electing, redeeming, regenerating, adopting, pardoning, justifying, and persevering grace: for a meetness for heaven, a right unto it, and a good hope of it; and especially for Jesus Christ, for such an husband, such an head, such a surety and Saviour, and advocate with the Father, as he is; and for life, peace, joy, comfort, righteousness, and salvation in him: and thanks should be given to God in every circumstance of life; in adversity, as Job did; when not in so comfortable and agreeable a frame of soul as to be wished for, since it might be worse, and is not black despair; even under the temptations of Satan, since they might be greater and heavier, and since the grace of God is sufficient to bear up under them, and deliver out of them, and since there is such a sympathizing high priest and Saviour; and in afflictions of every kind, since they are all for good, temporal, or spiritual, or eternal.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CREATION MUSEUM
The Creation Museum’s very talented designers are installing Christmas decorations at AiG. Not only will the thousands of lights through the gardens, the Live Nativity, and the Bethlehem Road be startling, but so will the decorations inside the building. Make sure you visit the Creation Museum website to find out the details of the various Christmas programs. It all starts December 12.
CHALLENGED TO HOLD ON TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S WORD
A powerful testimony from a teacher who attended the AiG seminar in Miami, Florida, this past weekend:
Last weekend I attended three speaking events at Calvary Chapel Kendall in Miami, Florida where Ken Ham was the guest speaker. I cannot begin to express the impact that event had on my life and on my church famliy, not to mention the souls that came to know Jesus Christ as Savior. The talks were full of the power of the Word of God, and they brought conviction to believers and unbelievers alike. I was challenged to hold onto the authority of the Word of God, beginning with Genesis. As head of the science department at the school I work at I am tempted to want to defend my faith on the “turf” of unbelievers by not referring to the Word of God. Ken Ham challenged us not to throw away our sword before we enter the “battle.”
For our U.S. readers, have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day—and for you who might be reading this blog in another country, keep the verse of Psalm 147:7 above in your mind today and every day.
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