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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

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Thankfulness

  1. The proper attitude toward God.
    • Without gratitude we cannot come to Salvation.
    • When we are thankful, we are aware of God’s working in our lives.
    • Paul cheered up a boatload of nearly doomed people when he gave thanks to God.
    • We are to be Thankful to God.
    • As we express our thanksgiving, it generates genuine feelings of love toward God.   
  1. The proper attitude toward self.
    • Thanksgiving will generate attitudes of humility and dependence.
    • Henry Ward Beecher once said: “Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soul out of which thanks naturally grows.  A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”      
    • It also helps us see how dependent we are.
  1. The proper attitude toward others.
    • Thanksgiving also recognizes the good that others have done for us.
    • Expression of your thanks.
    • Thanks for deep care.
    • Matthew Henry
  1. How to develop thankfulness?
    • The word thankfulness
    • Other languages.
    • What should we do?
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