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In every thing give thanks—1. Thes. 5:18.

 Having the condition of heart which is in fellowship with the Lord and fully devoted to the doing of His will, the Lord’s people not only implore His blessing at the beginning of each day, and present their thanks at the close of each day, but in all of life’s affairs they seek to remember that they have consecrated their all to the Lord, and by faith look up to Him in all the affairs of life; and in proportion to the importance of their undertakings they, by faith, realize the association of God’s providence with all the interests of life and give thanks accordingly. This is the will of God concerning us; He wills that we live in such an attitude of constant regard for His will and for His blessing; and He wills it in respect to us because it will be the condition most favorable to our progress in our narrow way, and which will best assist us in making our calling and election sure.


Parallel passages: Eph. 5:20; Col. 1:12; 2:7; 3:15-17; 4:2; Psa. 50:14, 15; 105:1, 5; 106:1; 107:1, 2, 15, 22;  Joel 2:26; Phil. 4:6; 1.Tim. 2:1; 4:3,4; Heb. 13:15.