In his last moments he exclaimed two or three times, "Precious salvation!" In the first place, I would have you notice that St. Paul speaks of giving thanks "UNTO GOD AND THE FATHER." "For all things." He then paused a little, and with great serenity in his countenance quoted those triumphant words, "'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.' Nevins.A person being once cast upon a desolate island, spent a day in fasting and prayer for his deliverance, but no help came. and then, leaning his head against the side of the easy chair in which he sat, he shut his eyes and fell asleep.(Romaine. "No," said he, "doctor, no. A revelation of God older than the Bible shines in the home. — You are to give thanks for public and private mercies. Music is sweetest when heard over rivers, where the echo thereof is best rebounded by the waters; and praise for pensiveness, thanks for tears, blessing God over the floods of affliction, makes the sweetest music in the ears of heaven.(A. The third is, to keep these things in remembrance; for, if they are forgotten, they can no longer sway or influence you; and therefore, says David, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." The person described under these two titles is of course one and the same, but the thoughts which belong to the two titles are very different; the name of God may be said chiefly to testify of power, that of Father chiefly of love; it is because God has allowed Himself to be addressed as "our Father," that we can draw nigh to Him with fall assurance of faith.II. You see, as soon as he began to sing of mercy exercised, the exercise of mercy was renewed to him. I am neither merchant, nor student, nor craftsman, nor politician. II. Another element in this blessing of work is its honourableness. And this is an attribute in all work, in work of the hand as well as work of the mind. Thus, as Peter says, we "offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." When, therefore, is thanksgiving seasonable? 3. )Common merciesN. Just as the stem which is full of sap throws out many branches, so the believer who is full of a spirit of praise will give vent to it in many different forms.(P. The verbal expression is nothing, unless corresponding views and feelings proceed, and corresponding actions follow it. always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving should always be found in our addresses to God. Since work implies service, it is a beneficent endowment that it is honourable. This throws a remarkable light upon the nature of thanksgiving. How necessary a duty it is appeareth —(1) By the light of nature. — You are to thank God for positive and preventive mercies. )LinksEphesians 5:20 NIVEphesians 5:20 NLTEphesians 5:20 ESVEphesians 5:20 NASBEphesians 5:20 KJVEphesians 5:20 Bible AppsEphesians 5:20 ParallelEphesians 5:20 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:20 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:20 French BibleEphesians 5:20 German BibleEphesians 5:20 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)If it breed a great delight in God (Psalm 37:4). We frequent it day and night; we are in it from infancy to old age. And this is an attribute in all work, in work of the hand as well as work of the mind. The Filling of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit Part 3 Ephesians 5:18-20 Currently we are going through the message series, “The Holy Spirit.” During this series, we are examining things that are related to … The range of Christian thankfulness becomes, in this way, very wide. Manton, D. D.)The duty of giving thanks to GodBishop Harvey Goodwin.I. Yet, strange it is, we have the spectacle forced on us continually, of men who would blush to be thought ungrateful to their fellows, utterly unconscious that they owe anything to God, and untouched by the numberless benefits which they are every moment receiving at His hands. For friends and privileges and just laws and liberties; for our native land and our memories of heroic ancestors; for Christian principle and the Christian Church; for life and strength and reason; for our bodies fearfully and wonderfully made; for our place in society, our opportunities for good, our means of usefulness, our knowledge, insight, and growth; and for faith, hope, and charity in ourselves and others.I. "All things.". 1. 3. Macleod, D. D.The first thanks of a redeemed creature will always be for Christ. 1. The joy of life perishes at the roots, and despair commences its evil reign. We are a nation of workers. For he that is no longer affected with a benefit than it incurs the sense, and suffers not itself to be disregarded, is far from being grateful; nay, if we believe the philosopher, is ungrateful in the worst kind and highest degree. In its results it is worse than bodily disease. All the dispensations of God should be regarded as the acts of a Father, and therefore as demanding our thanks. And you must have observed that, when the apostle speaks of thanksgiving, he does not mean only the use of the words — "Words are but air." What are all the cordials to the dying compared to the salvation of Christ?" I. So is praise also our solace after trial. What those quiet pools were to the life of that mountain stream, home is to the ordinary life we lead. 2. In our offices, workshops, and studies; at our crafts, domestic duties, and professional tasks, we are all supposed to have some employment. CONSIDER THE CHARACTER OF THAT BEING TO WHOM OUR THANKS MUST BE SUPREMELY DIRECTED. Besides, it ought to be evident, on the least reflection, that the common and daily benefits of life are usually the greatest and the most valuable in their nature. Sing songs from your heart to Christ. That cheapens your life. A revelation of God older than the Bible shines in the home. V. Robinson, B. A.Every Christian life is like a psalm. Fresh blessings. God is the Father of the universe, and the Giver of all the blessings which we receive, and which we behold around us. A mother's love is a Jacob's ladder by which we ascend to the love of God. Next to its homeliness, in matter for thankfulness, is the seclusion of home. - Giving thanks always for all things; this being not only a most Christian duty, but an excellent way to keep the heart in good tone, to keep up happy feelings - the duty not being occasional, but "always," and not for things prima facto agreeable only, but "for all things" (see Job 2:10; Romans 8:28). I. I am simply a member of the home circle, a citizen of "that country which every man loves." The one life wrestles and leaps onward in endless unrest, the other dwells in calmness and peace.