|give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. |
|In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. |
|in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. |
|1 Thessalonians 5:18 |
CommentaryIf we want to know the will of God for our lives here is one clue: Give thanks in all circumstances. One might say, "How could I give thanks? You don't know my circumstances. I have absolutely no reason to give thanks for what happened to me." But in not giving thanks we relegate ourselves to the tyranny of a broken and fallen world. The Bible speaks of a fallen creation that needs rescue. Giving thanks reminds us and aligns us with God's rescue plan for our lives.
Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC