Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Only One Who Doesn't Need to Give Thanks

We have all been given great gifts in our lives. The number would be too big to count if we actually took the time to think about it in detail. I'm using the term "gift" here to refer to any good thing in life, not just what we unwrap at Christmas.

Some of the thanks we owe for these gifts goes to those close to us. For example, I owe much thanks to my parents and my wife.

There is one being who deserves ALL my thanks - God.

Interestingly, God is the one being who owes no thanks to anyone else. How could He? He has never been given anything. He is the Creator and the Redeemer. To Him be the glory!

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers." Psalm 24:1-2

"The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since He himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything." Acts 17:24-25

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