In grateful awe of God

This article was adapted from a podcast called “The heart and soul of gratitude” on 

You might say gratitude means always being ready to acknowledge good. 

Gratitude is “the quality of being thankful; the readiness to show appreciation for, and to return, kindness.” And I find that, apart from this definition, there are two other words that make the spiritual power of gratitude clearer. One word is praise. 

The Bible invites us, more than 200 times, to praise God regardless of circumstance. To praise God is one way of being grateful to God, and it’s interesting to note the majority of those invitations to praise God are from the Old Testament. You could approach the Old Testament from the perspective that the Old Testament was Jesus’ Bible, the Bible he used. 

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November 20, 2017

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