One of my favorite passages is Psalm 107:1-2, which states, “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (NKJV). In addition to being among my favorite verses, these verses are also intriguing. The Psalmist instructs his audience to give thanks to God. It seems like one of the last things the people of God would have to be instructed to do is give thanks. However, time and time again the people were given the command to give thanks to the Lord. This suggests that God’s people were not in the habit of giving thanks to the Lord.
Today, Christians have to be reminded “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” As good and merciful as God is, why would God’s word have to remind us to give thanks? An attitude of ingratitude seems to be pervasive in our culture. Here are three things to keep in mind as we seek to have grateful hearts.
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