Verse of the Day Devotion: 1 Chronicles 16:34
“O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” 1 Chronicles 16:34
We have so much to be thankful for. God has provided so much that we cannot even begin to list them. He guides every part of our lives, protects us and keeps us safe from the enemy. He provides all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. He has forgiven us our sins and justified us through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. And He has promised us an eternal life with Him in heaven. There will be no more tears, sorrow, pain or death.
A good thing to do is to look back on our lives, both the good times and the difficult ones. Realize that God has provided everything we have and every experience we have had. Take some time to sit quietly and just give Him the praise He so richly deserves. And remember, when a difficult time comes to mind, remember what Paul said. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. Everything God has allowed in our lives is meant for our good, and possibly the good of another.
So, here are some verses to focus on and I pray your Thanksgiving is a wonderful time with friends and family, and also with God whom we have everything to be thankful for.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” Colossians 2:6-7
“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:12-14
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.” Ephesians 5:21
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.” Psalm 107:8-9
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5
I know you have many verses you know to ponder on as well. Read those also and remember that He is our everything and because of Him, we have life everlasting since we have accepted the great gift of His son who died to take our sins from us.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.