Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
— Colossians 1:12,13, NASB
The great object for which Christ came to our world was to demonstrate the falsity of Satan’s claim to the sovereignty of the world, and to reassert the original and supreme ownership of God. As the Restorer and Lifegiver, Christ placed Himself in the enemy’s pathway, disputing his right to the souls and bodies of men and women.
We have been taught by God concerning the great plan of redemption. This should be to us a matter of earnest thanksgiving. God’s promises will never fail if we constantly watch unto prayer. Having learned the excellent way, we are to be sanctified, body, soul, and spirit. We are to be purified and cleansed through the washing of the Word.
The truth is to be believed and practiced, because it is the Word of the living God. The brightest beams of light from the threshold of heaven are thrown on the pathway in which God requires His people to walk. When sinners accept Christ as their personal Saviour, they realize the greatness of God’s gift to them, and praise and thanksgiving flow to the divine Giver.
How many, by thanking the Giver, show that they appreciate their blessings?... He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His Son. The heavenly angels are constantly engaged in serving us, bringing to us the most wonderful opportunities and blessings. Why, then, should we be so slow to express our thanksgiving? Whoso offereth praise glorifieth God. A fragrant atmosphere surrounds the believing, thankful soul who offers grateful praise to his heavenly Father. Let all appreciate the blessings of the Lord. We reflect bright beams of light when in the home and in the church we express our appreciation of the Lord’s goodness.
Let those who work for Christ put on Christ... Their lives are conformed to the truth, and as they reveal the Saviour’s character in their lives, they are doing the work that He did. As they behold Christ, they are changed from glory to glory, from character to character. Such believers will move the world.
— Signs of the Times, September 4, 1901
Earnestly thank God for the great plan of redemption.
God’s promises will never fail if you constantly watch unto prayer. Be purified and cleansed through the washing of the Word.
Accept Christ as your personal Saviour believing and practicing the truth.
Realize the greatness of God’s gift to you and let praise and thanksgiving flow to the divine Giver. Express your appreciation of the Lord’s goodness.