Gratitude times three

I was preaching from Colossians chapter three recently. You can listen to the sermon at this link.

While my focus was on the peace of Christ that rules the believer’s life (3:15), I noted the presence of gratitude in the passage, times three.

“And be thankful,” in verse 15.

“With thankfulness in your hearts to God,” in verse 16.

“Giving thanks to God the Father,” in verse 17.

Gratitude is just this important. And it is more than two words (thank you). It is an attitude of heart cultivated from our active and positive relationship with God. It is always to God, as well as to others. It takes us away from bitterness. It is one of the ingredients of “God’s spiritual vitamins.”

I’m thankful for them.

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