A Week of Thanksgiving, Day 4

And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offering: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God.

Amos 4:5

In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were required to offer many sacrifices.  Many of them were animal sacrifices.  Those have been done away with, but here is a sacrifice they were told to give that we can (and should) also give.  What better sacrifice could there be than a sacrifice of thanksgiving?

Christians are constantly trying offer various “sacrifices” to the Lord.  We are running around doing this and doing that, trying to please the Lord.  And that is good.  There is nothing at all wrong with running around doing things for the Lord.  He deserves everthing that we can do for Him.  He deserves our entire lives.  He is worthy of our all, every day and at all times.  But sometimes we need to stop and think about what the Lord actually wants.

He wants us to be thankful.  That is one thing about which there is no question.  He has told us over and over again to be thankful in every thing.  He has told us to be thankful for every thing.  There is no situation in which we should not be thankful.

We don’t need to offer literal sacrifices, but we do need to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, both during this season and all the year long.

Have a good Thanksgiving and remember to be thankful!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben! There was something in this that reminded me how wonderful it is to be around a truly thankful person. When we are thankful, we glorify Him. Praying to be that thankful person today! God bless you!


    • That’s true- our thanksgiving and thankfulness does glorify Him. And that should be our job continually- to glorify and honor Him! Praying that we would all be thankful today!


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