Saturday, June 20, 2015

Thankful — Continuously

  If you are looking for the posts about
God's Amazing Blessing
Announcement—I'm moving!

here's the link to the first Part: 

Then follow the arrows at the bottom of each post to the next Part.
There are 10 parts in all.

I recommend that you read each part, there are amazing details—
and God took care of each and every one! 


This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians.  
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 (AMP)
"Keep on becoming thankful." Continuous obligation.
Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament
And be ye thankful: for all spiritual blessings in Christ, and particularly the peace he gives; and to Christ, for all those graces which come from him, and strength to exercise them, and for himself, and an interest in him, who is all in all; and a grateful spirit, both for spiritual and temporal mercies, is a very becoming and beautiful one, and is another part of the ornament of a Christian: this last is added to make way for what follows. 
John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Be appreciative—thankful—ALWAYS. Not just a one time afterthought, "Oh, by the way, thanks." No, rather it is a sense of gratefulness for Who God is, and the peace He supplies. And yes, for the blessings and gifts He sends too. Continuous obligation. 

Thankful. Am I truly thankful — continuously — for Who God is? Am I truly thankful — continuously — for what God has done and is doing for me? Am I truly thankful — continuously — for the peace that God provides? 

A result of thankfulness is praising God. Thankfulness should result in:
Singing God-songs at the top of my lungs, telling God-stories. (Psalm 26:7 MSG)
In order to be thankful — continuously to God, my heart must be permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG).

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