Happy Thanksgiving, all you American, Puritan-loving Christians!
Today's encouragement comes from Luke 10:21a, where we read these few words:
"In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, 'I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth . . . ' "
Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself often thanked His Heavenly Father for the vari-ous blessings and mercies that were wrought during the time of the Messiah's first advent. All genuine Spirit-filled living renders thanksgiving to God. There is almost nothing more wretched, gross, and disgusting than a thankless, graceless person.
On this Thanksgiving Day, the one great American Puritan holiday, let us fol-low not only our excellent Pilgrim spiritual fathers; but even much more, our Lord, King, Savior, and Head of the church, the Lord Jesus—by giving heart-felt and sincere thanks to God.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Justification admits of no degrees. No, not in heav-en—you are not more justified there than you are here. You are now as per-fectly justified as ever and as accepted of Christ as ever.” —Jeremiah Bur-roughs, in, "Gospel Remission"]