Scripture Reading: Lamentations 3:22–24
If we will take the time to remember how God has blessed us, take the time to thank Him, and resolve to use all to His glory, we will be far less likely to forget Him as Israel did.
I. I am thankful for His provision.
A. With the LORD as my shepherd, I lack nothing that I really need (Psalms 23).
B. God has consistently provided for humanity from the very beginning (Genesis 2:10–25; Psalms 78:15–20; Exodus 16:18).
C. God’s provision is just as constant today (Lamentations 3:22; 2 Corinthians 9:6–15).
II. I am thankful for His pardon.
A. No matter how faithful we may be, our salvation depends entirely on Him (Romans 9:25–30; cf. Hosea 2:23; Isaiah 1:9).
B. God’s acceptance of the Gentiles is something else to be thankful for (Acts 10:42–43; cf. Isaiah 62:2; Amos 9:11–12).
III. I am thankful for His promises.
A. He gives the promise of victory (1 Corinthians 15:54–58; cf. Hosea 13:14).
B. He gives the promise of rest (Hebrews 4:1–9; cf. Psalms 95:7–11; Revelation 14:13).
A. For all that He has done we ought to praise Him without ceasing (Psalms 95:1–7; Hebrews 13:15–16).
B. We can also be thankful for His purification (Luke 17:18).