Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
It is the third week of November and very shortly congregations will be gathered together singing, ‘Come Ye Thankful People Come’. The question is, are we a thankful people? Not by my observation.
When the Apostle Paul wrote the indictment against the world of his day, he wrote, “Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful.”
The consequences of thanklessness, just within the individual human life itself are staggering. Pride, Selfishness, Dissatisfaction, Bitterness, Anger, Rebellion, and the list goes on and on. The consequences to society as a whole are even more severe. Paul goes on to recite them in these words, “They became vane in their imaginations and their foolish hearts where darkened”. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Which sounds like an apt description of our present society.
Most of us have enjoyed more than our share of the blessings and abundance of God. Above all, He has given us the promise of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. I believe it is time to be Thankful.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.