NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD
HEBREWS 13: 15 & 16
JESUS CHRIST loves you and wants to indwell you and enable you
to live a spiritually victorious life with a rejoicing spirit.
He and He alone, not things, can enable you to live the
"abundant life." In a culture where many think peace and
contentment comes from the abundance of things, He offers
abundant life even to those who are devoid of things such as
material goods, family, a host of friends, and property. Even
those who have these assets are offered His "abundant life."
Recently, I preached on contentment. The next week one of my
dear collegiate friends said, "If I had heard that sermon a few
years ago, my life would have been better off."
In a culture when our passionate desire for things is inflamed,
contentment is hard to find. Only when one comes to the
realization that contentment is only in Christ and not
commodities, can it be had. Remember:
ROMANS 8:32 "He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all
I TIMOTHY 6:8 "And having food and raiment let us be therewith
HEBREWS 13: 5,6 "(Be) content with such things as we have: for
he hath said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So we
may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what
many can do."
HEBREWS 13: 15, 16, our text, gives us a two directionaloutlet
for gratitude. Verse 15 speaks of praise and is Godward. Verse
16 speaks of performance, that is, service which is manward.
We are to praise god and share with others.
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