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Thanksgiving Thought: “A Thankful Heart for Thanksgiving”
While “thanksgiving” may be on the lips of many, in reality it’s far from their hearts.
The Lord said, “These people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men.” (Isaiah 29:13 NKJV)
Prayer and giving thanks to God has now become more of a tradition at the dining room table than it is from a heart of genuine thankfulness. In other words, while we may bow our heads and say a prayer, the idea of thankfulness for what God has done is basically unknown to many.
It was such a thankless heart that God saw that brought the eventual downfall of the nation of Israel.
The Lord said, “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me; the ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not consider.” (Isaiah 1:2-3 NKJV)
But how do we develop a thankful heart towards God. I think it comes from a truism, that that is only those who know forgiveness can truly be thankful.
And so on this Thanksgiving Day let it truly be a day of thanksgiving, and come bow before the feet of Jesus and ask for our sins to be forgiven, because only those who know the forgiveness of God can truly be thankful.
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