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Neither Were They Thankful



Romans 1:21 - "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."

This indictment is about what we do with what we know. It is an offense to reason  to know that God is the source of our blessings and not to be thankful to God and glorify Him as God.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday because even non-believers have enough understanding to know that they did not create all the blessings of this world.

There will always be more left unknown than grasped with our mortal minds. We do not know all there is to know about God. We don't know a fraction. What we do know is enough to call us to worship.

People have known God through the centuries. Those who have not known God, have often suspected some god or god-like force. They have known enough to treat Him like God. How is that? Worship-fully, doing what we call "glorifying."

To glorify is to recognize the extreme weightiness of a matter. In this case, it is to take God so seriously that we stand in awe, are struck down by the sheer magnitude of His power and are overwhelmed with the right kind of fear as we behold Him.

The right kind of reverence is the stuff that makes our jaws drop, that leaves us speechless, that causes us to tremble, that turns on the lights and lets us know that if we get this part right, we don't really have to worry about anything else.

Take a moment and let your jaw drop as you relax in the beauty of glory and glory in the sweet rest of beauty, thankful and reverent in the presence of The One.