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Summary: Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High (Psa 50:14 KJV) :

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We should always be thankful to God!

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High (Psa 50:14 KJV) :

I Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, and make known his deeds among the people.

Psalms 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psalms 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

• Some people act as if they had nothing to be thankful for!

• A lack of thankfulness is a lack of thoughtfulness.

• Ingratitude is probably the less attractive attitude anyone could possess.

I. BECAUSE OF THE PROSPERITY HE HAS GIVEN US.

Deuteronomy 8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

II. BECAUSE HE HAS MADE US “MEASURE UP” TO THE ABILITY TO BE GOD’S CHILDREN.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

III. BECAUSE IT IS THE WILL OF GOD.

I Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

IV. BECAUSE OF HIS RIGHTEOUS DECISIONS.

Psalms 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

V. BECAUSE OF HIS ENABLING US TO MINISTER.

I Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

VI. BECAUSE IT IS A GOOD THING TO DO. [AND CHRISTIANS DO GOOD!]

Psalms 92:1 (A Psalm or Song for the Sabbath day.)

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

VII. BECAUSE OF THE HEALING HE HAS PROVIDED.

Luke 17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

VIII. BECAUSE OF THE VICTORY HE HAS GIVEN US OVER SIN AND DEATH

I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

VIII. BECAUSE OF THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.

II Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Why did only one cleansed leper return to thank Jesus?

The following are nine suggested reasons why the nine did not return:

1. One waited to see if the cure was real.

2. One waited to see if it would last.

3. One said he would see Jesus later.

4. One decided that he had never had leprosy.

5. One said he would have gotten well anyway.

6. One gave the glory to the priests.

7. One said, "O, well, Jesus didn't really do anything."

8. One said, "Any rabbi could have done it."

9. One said, "I was already much improved."


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