1 Thessalonians 5:18

Verse of the Week: 1Thessalonians 5:18  “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Encouraging Thought: Giving thanks in all circumstances helps us to recognize God’s many blessings on our lives, which in turn helps us to develop a thankful heart and spirit.  And people who develop a thankful heart are happy people.

Words of Wisdom: Notice that this verse does not instruct us to give thanks for everything.  We do not thank God for the bad things that happen in our lives.  We give thanks for the good in the midst of a bad circumstance or situation.  For example, if we just wrecked our brand new car, we can thank God that no one was killed or seriously injured.  And no matter how bad things seem to be, there is always something good to give thanks for.

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