I Will Give Thanks To The Lord

Today in the United States we celebrate our Thanksgiving Day.

There’s a lot to be thankful for even if you feel the world is collapsing all around you.

So on this Thanksgiving Day, I’m going to share with you some Bible passages about giving thanks.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”” -Philippians 4:6-7

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” -1 Timothy 4:4-5

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” -1 Chronicles 16:34

“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.” -Psalm 7:17


Now go and think about what you’re thankful for.  Feel free to share what you’re thankful for in the comments below.

Not only am I thankfully for Jesus, who died for my sins, but for my family, my friends, and, of course… all of YOU!

Going To Heaven? It’s Not About Your Resume, It’s About Your Referral

Today at worship, our Pastor shared an amazing video!  It’s about getting into heaven, and it goes along with the article I wrote HERE.

I don’t think you’ll need a better explanation on how to get to Heaven than this…

Enjoy!

It’s Not About Your Resume, It’s About Your Referral…

Would God Forgive Satan If He Asked For Forgiveness?

I heard a questions recently, which I’ve never heard before… “Would God forgive Satan if he asked for forgiveness?”

Hmm… very interesting question.  One that got me thinking.  Hmm… thinking to myself, would God forgive Satan if he asked for forgiveness?

Looking to the Bible, we all know the fate of Satan.  So, he’ll never be in Heaven, but the question about would God forgive him if he asked for forgiveness… I’d have to say I think so, and here’s why.

If we look at Luke 16:19-31, Jesus talks about a rich man dressed in purpled and fine linen while living in luxury while there was a beggar named Lazarus at the rich man’s gate.

Eventually Lazarus dies and the angels carry him to Abraham’s side.  Then the rich man dies and he’s in hell, where he’s in torment.

The rich man looks up and see’s Lazarus by Abraham’s side and says, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.” (24)

Abraham then goes on to tell the rich man how he received good things in life and Lazarus received the bad.  Now Lazarus is comforted and the rich man is in agony.(25-26)

The rich man then begs Abraham to send Lazarus to his father’s house and warn his five brothers so that they will not also come to the place of torment. (27)

Abraham tells the rich man, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.” (29)

“No, father Abraham,” the rich man said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” (30)

Abraham said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (31)

There’s quite a bit between the rich man, Lazarus, and Abraham.

But there is one thing that really strikes me… How come the rich man never asked for forgiveness?  How come he never told Lazarus he was sorry for not helping him?

Instead, the rich man asks for some water to cool his tongue and to warn his brothers so they don’t end up in agony with him.

This all gets me thinking… the rich man never wanted to be forgiven.  It’s almost as if he feels he didn’t do anything wrong.

It’s like if you don’t want to be with Jesus now, why would you want to spend eternity with him?  I can’t imagine anyone going to Hell and then asking for forgiveness.  But………… if they did ask forgives, would God forgive them?

In verse 26, Abraham does say, “besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”

So, whether you go to Heaven or Hell when you die, it’s where you’re going to spend eternity.

I think if Satan was to ask God for forgiveness he would forgive him, but Satan will never ask for it.  Nor, do I think anyone who goes to Hell will ask for forgiveness either.  Kind of like being set in there ways.

Curious to know your thoughts.  Do you think if Satan was to ask God for forgiveness that He would forgive him?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Now keep spreading the word!

God Works For The Good Of Those Who Love Him

Tomorrow in the United States, we’re having our election to see who is going to be the next President.

A lot of us don’t know how it came done to the two people that it has, but that’s the way it goes.

No matter who becomes the next President, God  is ALWAYS in control.

He uses evil for good.

Remember what Paul said in Romans:  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Always have God number 1 in your life.  No matter what happens with this election, be sure to love God and remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love him!