Daily Service: Thankful

Daily Service: Thankful

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THANKFULNESS

#190

WHY ALL SHOULD BE THANKFUL

William Cooper ( fl. 1653)

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”—1 Thessalonians 5:18.

The lesson, which the Holy Ghost would have us learn in the text, is thus summed up: it is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning Christians that in everything they give thanks; that they are thankful, as our word is more proper to our purpose.

For though we have nothing of our own that is good to give God but thanks, yet neither do we properly give Him that, seeing both our giving and the right manner of doing it are of the Lord (1Co 4:7; 1Ch 29:14; Phi 2:13). Our continual praying shows that we are always beggars, and our continual thanksgiving shows us always debtors. Our thanks then, indeed, is the rebound of mercy heavenward, whence it came, and a holy reflection of the warm sun-beams of God’s benefits shining on us.

QUERY I: WHO ARE OR OUGHT TO BE THANKFUL?

ANSWER: The Lord hath a return[1] and tribute of praise due to Him from all creatures. David names animate and inanimate creatures and bids them sing hallelujah (Psa 147) as if all the world were but one concert of musical instruments tuned to God’s glory. But He looks for it principally from men and angels; from all men.

It is charged as an inexcusable sin, incapable of any apology, upon natural men, “that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful” (Rom 1:21).

The law of thankfulness is written upon the hearts of Heathens as may be proved at large, not only from heathen instances, but [from] Scripture also: as the Philistines, when they had taken Samson and killed Saul (Jdg 16:24; 1Sa 31:9); and Belshazzar, who “praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone” (Dan 5:23); which although it be enough to shame unthankful Christians, yet it signified little. For all wicked men, though they have caused, yet they have no heart to this work, at least not often nor at all as it should be.

The persons engaged and most bound to this duty are the Thessalonians that believed and all the faithful upon the same account.

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