The week of Thanksgiving is a convenient time to ponder our blessings. We live in a wonderful country and we enjoy blessings because of our freedom that we all should appreciate. We are thankful for all the ones who went before us and sacrificed for us to have a country that is the best in the world.
But we must always make sure that we thank our Lord. In Luke 17:17, when Jesus had healed ten lepers and only one had turned to thank Him, He asked, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?” Sometimes the greatest One of all goes unthanked, and that is a true disservice to God.
We are told in Matthew 5:45 that God makes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Our greatest blessing is found in Jesus Christ for in Him do we have all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). There are several spiritual blessings Christians enjoy but the greatest of these is the remission or the forgiveness of sins.
When you sit down to a meal this week, you certainly need to be thankful for your food and all your earthly blessings. But you also need to be thankful for the spiritual blessings found in Christ. If you are thankful for them, you need to be obedient to them. If you want to know more about how to take part in the wonderful spiritual blessings in Christ, please contact us for a Bible study.