Giving thanks changes us and glorifies God. If such a small thing has that much of an impact why don’t we do it more often? You will after learning this truth.
“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15
Thanksgiving is an essential theme in the Bible. Humans are different people when they are thankful. Thanksgiving changes our heart and affects our community.
Do you know why you should give thanks?
Do you know how to give thanks?
We see a circle of Gratitude and Glory in our text verse. Let’s break in down into three elements.
1. God Gives Abundant Grace.
This is a Bible Truth. Also, it is the reality of our experience.
What is grace? Here are a few simple definitions.
Grace– unmerited favour; power of God to do His will; God giving us what we don’t deserve.
His grace is Amazing! (As the song says.)
This verse reminds us that His grace is abundant also! What does the word “abundant” mean? Here are the English and Greek definitions.
Websters – An American Dictionary of the English Language
ABUND´ANT, a. Plentiful; in great quantity; fully sufficient; as an abundant supply. In scripture, abounding; having in great quantity; overflowing with.
Strong’s – A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible
4121. πλεονάζω plĕŏnazō, pleh-on-ad´-zo; from 4119; to do, make or be more, i.e. increase (trans. or intrans.); by extens. to superabound:—abound, abundant, make to increase, have over.
Those definitions paint a fantastic picture. God gives us more grace than we could ever use! Think about your life. Consider the countless things that God does for you that you could never earn. He gives them because He is good.
2 Corinthians Chapter four can be divided into a list of God’s Abundant Grace. (more…)