THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
One day I was playing golf alone, and ran into Mark Foster, Pastor of
The Pentecostals in West Monroe.
While enjoying the game, we ran into two more young men, and
asked if we could join them.
As a way of witnessing to the young men, we began quoting Scripture.
Mark made a long putt, and quoted 2Cor. 9:15.
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."
One of our tee shots was right down the middle, and I said,
"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will be glad and rejoice in it."
The next tee shot went into the trees, but the ball came back into the fairway.
Mark quoted James 1:17.
"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."
After about three holes of that, the two young men asked us to go on ahead!
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.
In giving thanks, don’t forget the SOURCE of all blessings, JESUS!
If it weren’t for God’s grace in Christ, we wouldn’t have life itself!
It is God’s grace through Christ that created us (John 1:1-3, Heb. 1:1-3).
Therefore, ALL that we have, as a result of life, is because of God’s grace through Christ.
It is HE who came from above as the “perfect gift” for us.
Jesus exhibited God’s love for us (Rom. 5:8 ).
In that love, He paid our sin debt on the cross (Rom. 5:10-11).
He also set aside God’s anger for our sins (1John 2:2).
It is He Who completes the work of salvation in us (Philippians 1:6).
And, it is He Who will come to receive us at the appropriate time, ushering us into His glorious Heaven (John 14:1-6).
Let us not become so enthralled with the physical things for which we are thankful
that we forget to thank God for His “Perfect Gift” – Jesus Christ!
It is through HIM that ALL blessings flow!
Jesus is the SOURCE of Thanksgiving!