Verse of the Day 1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.  1 Chronicles 16:34

1 Chronicles 16:34

Spiritual Thought

Giving thanks to God is something that we love to talk about as Christians. And rightly so.

We should give thanks to God even when we do not feel like it because He is God, and he deserves all our praise and thanksgiving.  But as humans, we need to know why we should do something for us to take that first step or commit to it.  

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This verse is an excellent explanation of why each one of us should give thanks to God whether we feel like it or not.

We need to give thanks to God because He is good.  When we call something good, we want it for ourselves, and we have an easier time talking positively about it than when we focus on bad things.  

When you focus on bad things, you end up being depressed, but when you focus on good things, you become joyful and peaceful. And you want to keep on talking about it.  

While there are so many good things happening around us, we should always focus on God and his goodness.  When you’re going through a hard time, and you can’t bring yourself to thank God for all that is happening in your life, remember that God is good. And that is reason enough for you to give thanks to Him.

Another great thing that this verse tells us about God is His love endures forever.  People claim to love us. We claim to love ourselves.  But there are those moments when we let ourselves down, and people can turn against us anytime.

It is only God’s love that endures forever.  God gave up His son while we were still sinners to die for us. His love is not dependent on how we act. It depends on His goodness.  

The best part is it endures forever. That is, God’s love is everlasting.  No one can take it away from us; we are the only ones who can reject the love that God pours on us.

 

Prayer

Gracious God,

We gather in Your presence with hearts lifted in gratitude, acknowledging Your unending goodness and steadfast love. Lord, even in moments when our spirits falter and gratitude does not come easily, we choose to give thanks. For You are good, and Your mercies endure forever.

Help us, Father, to focus on the abundance of blessings that surround us, rather than the shadows of difficulties. In cultivating a spirit of thankfulness, may we find the joy and peace that comes from recognizing Your hand in all things. Teach us to see the good, to embrace Your gifts, and to speak of Your kindness without end.

Remind us, especially in trying times, that Your love is not swayed by our circumstances or our actions, but is a constant, enduring promise. Your love is a shield that no force can breach, a foundation that no storm can shake.

We thank You, Lord, for Your sacrificial love, demonstrated through Jesus Christ, which assures us that we are forever held in Your grace. May our lives reflect this thanksgiving not just in words, but through our actions and in our love for others.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His loving kindness endures forever.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

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