The Thankful One
Continuously updated, this collection of Martha‘s writings is for all in search of true intimacy with Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
The command is to give thanks. It is a matter of God’s will. Humanly, we only thank for blessings, for getting what we want. Otherwise, we grumble.
The only Grateful One in the universe is Christ. This command is obeyed only by His Life in us. Christ alone is utterly and constantly thankful to God.
He is the Revealer of God’s will to give thanks. He gives to the heart the light and revelation of gratitude: the knowledge and desire for a thankful response to everything.
Also, Jesus is the Mediator of God’s will. He fulfills Himself what He
demands of us. And only He can…
So I thank HIM that He is fully my obedience to this command.