Forgetting to Thank Him

Romans 1:18-21
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, 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."

We often look to this chapter as we consider the immorality of our culture around us, and that is certainly part of the intent.  But Paul points to the root of that immorality, and it is something common to the sinful hearts of unbeliever and believer alike.  We are prone to not give glory to God, not just those on the other side of the culture war, we are. We naturally do not give thanks to God.  When Paul begins his letter to the Corinthians, a messed up group, he begins with thanksgiving.

We have a hard time remembering to thank God for good things, much less things or people that frustrate us. parents tend to criticize their children more than thanking god for them. Employees grumble about their bosses.  Most of all, we forget the giver as we enjoy the gifts.

Let us confess our sins of neglecting to glorify and praise god as we should for his bountiful gifts to us.


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