Ungratefulness

Monday, August 1, 2005  7;45 a.m.

Dear Diary

So quickly we forget all the blessings of God and start to grumble and complain and want more.  Scripture tells us that we are to be grateful for all of God’s blessings.  “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” (Psalm 103:2).  Yet, so often, we are unsatisfied with what we have been given and want more.  It reminds me of an object lesson Pastor Crockett (1951-2013), who was my pastor for 30 years, told us.  There was a British maid.  The boss had over heard her say, “If only I had 5 pounds I’d be happy.”  Secretly, the boss came in and gave her 5 pounds.  As he was leaving he stopped to listen as to what the maid would say.  Instead of being grateful and thanking God for the 5 pounds, she cried, “Oh, why didn’t I ask for 10?”  That is so typical.  We are ungrateful for what we have been given and always want more.  “…what hast thou that thou didst not receive?” (I Corinthians 4:7).

Thought for today:  “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (I Thessalonians 5:18).

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