Thankfulness—A key to Prosperity

How can we ask the Lord for more of His wonderful blessings when we have not thanked Him for those we already have? Can we honestly keep expecting something from Him when we seem as if we do not appreciate it in the first place? Yet, we do. How unthankful we are in today’s society.
Dr. Bob Jones Sr. said that “a man that is unthankful is nigh well hopeless” and he was not exaggerating at all. You see, thankfulness begins in the heart then it finds its way up to the mouth—it is conditioned on character, and it grows stronger with exercise. Unthankfulness, therefore is a heart condition, and not a matter of a mere lack of manners. Don’t you think that the Lord appreciates our attitude when we are thankful for His blessings? Psalm 100: 4 tells us to “enter into His gates with thanksgiving”, and the word “thanks” alone is mentioned 37 times in the New testament alone. (With 36 in the Old Testament).

Look at Romans 1:21, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” God mentions that these were not thankful, as if that was a part of the reason for their spiritual demise. Then is Col. 3:15, we have a command to be thankful. Thankfulness is an important commodity in the Christian life, and a key to greater blessings from God.

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