Daily Bible Reading “In Every Thing Give Thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

1-thessalonians-5-18In Every Thing Give Thanks

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Paul reminds us, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Sometimes this is hard to do. It is easy to give thanks and be happy in Christ when everything is going good and all is well. It is much harder sometimes for us to remember to give thanks when things are going wrong or something bad happens in our lives.

There are things like deaths in the family, divorces, and tragedies of all kinds. How are we supposed to give thanks in these times? I have noticed in some of the darkest times of my life, that when I looked I saw blessings from God even then.

For instance, when my husband wrecked his truck and broke his back, it was a terrible time in our lives. But, there were so many blessings. There was a nurse right behind him who stopped to help him and called me. She got her husband to get all of my husband’s belongings out of the truck and took them to their house for safe keeping until my husband’s friend could go pick them up for him.

People were so kind and generous to us. People brought meals. They came and sat with my husband while I went to see my mama, who was in the nursing home at the time. His company filed all the paperwork for him to get paid.

One of the young men from our church came over to cut the grass the whole time my husband was out of work. He even surprised me and planted flower beds in front of my house while I was at the hospital with my husband. When I came home and saw my grass cut and all those flowers in front of my house, it was like God saying to me, I can take care of you.

As hard as the whole situation was, it was actually a time in our marriage when we grew closer to one another. My husband had to learn to depend on me and I had to learn to take care of him. If you take time to notice you will see that God takes care of you even in the bad times.

Sometimes it is not what is going on in our lives that matters as much as how we respond to what is going on in our lives. If we remember to find something to give thanks to God for every day it will lighten our mood and change our attitude into an attitude of gratitude.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can you be able to give thanks in everything?
  • Why does this Scripture say we should give thanks in everything?
  • What can we do to help us to be able to give thanks in everything?


Prayer of the Day
:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It reminds us to give thanks in everything. It’s not always easy for us to do that, but help us to remember that is Your will for us. Help us to find the blessings in whatever we’re going through. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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About the book:

Give Thanks is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends. Give Thanks contains 21 Daily Bible Reading lessons that remind us to have an attitude of gratitude and to be thankful and grateful for everything.

Each lesson contains a brief commentary, Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.

Four of Deborah’s friends contributed to the book and one of her friends contributed pictures of nature to remind us to be thankful for God’s creation. May God bless you as you read this book and remember all the things you have to be grateful for and to “Give Thanks” with a grateful heart.

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Daily Bible Reading “Give Thanks to God for You” (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

1-thessalonians-1-2Give Thanks to God for You

 

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Our feature verse is 1 Thessalonians 1:2, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”

In this lesson we’re going to look at 1 Thessalonians 1. This is a letter from Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians. Paul starts the letter like most of his others saying grace and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul says he gives thanks to God for them always in his prayers. Why is Paul thankful for them? In verse 3 Paul tells them he is thankful for them because of their work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in Christ. Paul acknowledges that they not only accepted the Word of God he preached to them, but they also received the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul talks about how the Thessalonians were an example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia, and to every place their faith in God was spread. We need to give thanks to God for our fellow believers whether they are fellow church members or friends.

Then in verse 10, Paul talks about them waiting for the return of Jesus, if they were waiting way back then, how much more should we be anxiously awaiting Christ’s return for us today.


Daily Bible Reading:

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Things to think about:

  • Why is Paul thankful for the Thessalonians?
  • How can we compare our church to the Thessalonians?
  • Are you an example good to those around you?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for Your grace toward us. You knew that in our human state there was no way we could keep the law. Thank You for Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, and delivered us from the wrath to come. Help us to be faithful to You. Thank You for the love and the hope we have in Christ. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

– 1 Thessalonians 1:2

This is an excerpt from Give Thanks by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends

Click the link above to get your copy now!

 

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PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.

 

Featured Book:

Give Thanks - 25Give Thanks

by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends

About the book:

Give Thanks is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends. Give Thanks contains 21 Daily Bible Reading lessons that remind us to have an attitude of gratitude and to be thankful and grateful for everything.

Each lesson contains a brief commentary, Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.

Four of Deborah’s friends contributed to the book and one of her friends contributed pictures of nature to remind us to be thankful for God’s creation. May God bless you as you read this book and remember all the things you have to be grateful for and to “Give Thanks” with a grateful heart.

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