Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

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Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
Bible TextEphesians 5:20
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Ephesians 5:20: Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;


It is good we have a day to remind our nation to be thankful.  But God’s saints give thanks always.  We thank God “for all things” because all is the gift of God. (Jn 3: 27) His unspeakable gift is his Son Christ Jesus in whom our Father has made us fit to inherit heaven. (Col 1: 12) It is in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that we give thanks because everything for which we thank God is declared in Christ’s name: JEHOVHAH Jireh—the LORD will provide; JEHOVAH Rapha—the LORD that healeth thee; JEHOVHAH Nissi—the LORD our banner; JEHOVAH Tzidkenu—the LORD our Righteousness; JEHOVAH Shalom—the LORD our peace (Judg 6: 24); JEHOVAH Shammah—the LORD is there (Eze 48: 35); JEHOVAH Ra-ah—the LORD our Shepherd (Ps 23).  “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, WE THANK THEE, and praise THY GLORIOUS NAME.” (1 Chr 29: 11-13)