True thanksgiving is rooted in a profound humility. And biblical humility begins and ends with a right view of God.
> Setting our eyes on the greatness, immensity, creativity, power, sovereignty, and glory of God helps us keep our priorities straight.
> Reflecting on the immeasurable mercy, the lavish grace, and unending love of God for us in Christ Jesus helps put “us” in perspective.
> As we gaze into the multitude excellencies of Jesus, it humbles us, moves us to praise, and drives us to true, biblical thanksgiving.
True thanksgiving is rooted in a deep humility; and humility begins and ends with a right view of God.
A right view of God changes our perspective. If you see God as a cosmic tyrant, you’re going to live in fear or maybe rebellious anger. If you see God as some pushover Santa Claus, you’re going to manipulate and take advantage of His kindness. If you see God as some grandfatherly figure in heaven, you’re probably going to appreciate his kindness, but ultimately dismiss him as irrelevant. But if we see God as the scriptures proclaim Him (full of glory, full of grace), it drives us to humility… and to thanksgiving!
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving devotion, here’s a message that I shared a few years back in Chatham. Download here (right click – or control click – to save file) or listen below.