Since unthankfulness can lead to falling away from Jesus, and deception (Rom 1:21-22), CONSIDER THIS: Might not CONSTANT THANKFULNESS TO GOD FOR ALL THINGS lead to INTIMACY with the Father, Son, and Spirit?!
How often do you “think on THESE things”—the “things I am thankful for” list? Now—would that be a convenient time? : )
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Rom.1)
Ungratefulness—the refusal to glorify and thank God—it opens the gate to a slippery slope where God lets us go. From that terrifying precipice the spiritual law of gravity determines that there is no way to fall but down. “Therefore God gave them over in the shameful desires of their hearts.” “God gave them over to shameful lusts.” “God gave them over to a depraved mind.”(ev)
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”(victor frankl)