October 13, 2003


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In Romans 1, Paul describes man’s sin this way: “Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (v. 21). From one perspective, man’s sin can be described as ingratitude.

And from that perspective, Jesus’ work can be described as restoring us to a life of thankfulness: “The Lord Jesus on the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body which is for you; do this as my memorial'” (1 Cor. 11:23-24).

Jesus is the grateful one, and He unites us to Himself by so that we become His one body, giving thanks to God with Him. And now we are able to enjoy God’s creation and feast on all kinds of food: “For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Tim. 4:4).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by John Barach @ 11:04 am | Discuss (0)

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