Friday, 17 December 2010

The Thanksgiving choir

The other thanksgiving choir went the opposite way, and I was behind them with half of the people on the wall, going past the Tower of the Ovens as far as the Broad Wall, - Nehemiah 12v38

I don’t have a whole lot to say this morning. I just found this account a great reminder of the importance of giving thanks. Here we find that the people of Jerusalem had a choir dedicated to thanksgiving.

I just think that is fantastic. Thanksgiving is a vital part of living for God and serving Him. The only thing that keeps us from giving thanks is a self-centred attitude, even though it runs all the way through the word of God.

The Old Testament talks about a sacrifice of thanksgiving. Time after time we have people starting their prayers with an attitude of thanksgiving. We are told to be thankful in every situation. We are told specifically that giving thanks is the will of God. Thanksgiving is the key to letting the peace of God rule in our lives.

The nation has a choir dedicated to giving thanks. Shouldn’t part of our lives be dedicated to the same?

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