by Roby Ellis
[Scripture Reading: Psalm 107:21-22]
A. This week the United States observes the Thanksgiving holiday—a holiday that enjoys a rich tradition both here and around the world.
B. Nobody on this Earth has more for which to be thankful than do God’s children (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 5:3-4).
I. I am thankful for God’s constant provision.
A. I am thankful for the daily physical sustenance that God provides (1 Corinthians 14:16-18; 2 Corinthians 9:10; Matthew 15:36).
B. I am thankful for His deliverance (Psalm 30:4; 2 Corinthians 1:10-11).
C. I am thankful for His revelation (Daniel 2: 23; Luke 10:21).
II. I am thankful for the Lord’s great sacrifice.
A. I am thankful for the body and blood that He gave for me (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Hebrews 13:12-15).
B. I am thankful for freedom from sin (Romans 6:17-18,22-23).
C. I am thankful for victory over death (Colossians 2:14-15).
III. I am thankful for my brethren.
A. I am thankful for their faith (Romans 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:3-5).
B. I am thankful for their love (Ephesians 1:15-16; Acts 28:15).
C. I am thankful for their love for the truth (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
IV. I am thankful for God’s special blessings.
A. I am thankful for the inheritance He has promised (Colossians 1:12).
B. I am thankful He allows me to serve (1 Timothy 1:12-15).
C. I am thankful He hears my prayers (1 Peter 3:12).
D. I am thankful for His righteous judgment (Psalm 119:62; Acts 17:31).
God’s children should give thanks to Him every day, because there are no people on this Earth who have more to be thankful for!