Why Be Thankful?
by Dennis Michelson
Introduction: The believer's thankfulness ought to be based upon Divine certitudes and not different circumstances. The Psalmist cites two enduring reasons for us to be thankful every day.
1. He is God (100:3)
a. He is Creator (Romans 1:21-25)
b. He is Redeemer (Luke 17:11)
c. He is to be Worshipped (Hebrews 13:15)
2. He is Good (100:5)
a. He has offered everlasting mercy (Lamentations 3:22-23)
b. He has recorded enduring Truth (Psalm 85:10)
Conclusion: The first point (He is God) speaks to who He is. The second (He is good) speaks to what He does. In some churches when you say "God is good" the congregation will respond with "all the time." If you are thankful during those times when God is God and He is good then there should never be a time when you are not thankful.
If for any reason (or circumstance) you are lacking a genuine "attitude of gratitude" then it is probably because you have forgotten that He is God - and that He is good - all the time.