Does an idolatry of thankfulness exist during this season? Does our thankfulness just show us the idolatry of our hearts? I’m thankful for scripture on thankfulness! Let’s check God’s word and find out!
Being unthankful leads to becoming futile in your thoughts and your heart will be darkened. But please notice in the above scripture where our thankfulness must be directed. If your thankfulness is not first directed toward the God of heaven and earth, who created you among all things and has given you every good thing, all other thankfulness you might have is idolatry.
Are you thankful for Black Friday door busters, but not first thankful for what God has already provided? Are you not thankful for His provision and the opportunity to be wise in your purchasing during this season? There are great opportunities, but will you shine the light of Christ this weekend or reek of Satan’s covetous stench for all to enjoy?
Thankfulness must be directed correctly because it is a form of worship. If it is directed incorrectly it is sin. As an example, are you thankful for lust? What about fornication? Are you thankful for the opportunity to abort your child? Are you thankful that we now have a President that is making it legal to have more of your guilty pleasures? Marijuana, gay marriage, abortion, free birth control… Are these the things you are thankful for?
Be thankful for the ability to consider this question. What am I thankful for? Is my thankfulness idolatry? Is it sin?
Consider the heart and mind that God calls us to.
Is your mind on yourself, or do you turn to Christ as your example of humility and of thankfulness?
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Consider these things and love your family and friends as Christ does the church!
Grace and peace!