And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NLT
Paul spoke about two things in this verse: peace and thankfulness. So there must be a connection between them. In the secular world, peace is the absence of strife. This strife can be internal or external. When people of faith talk about peace, it is more of than the absence of conflict. It begins with a right relationship between the two parties.
There was a time when the relationship between God and man was destroyed by sin creating the need for a new covenant. Hebrews 9:15 says, “That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.”
Paul commanded thankfulness. In other words, make thanksgiving your lifestyle. There are many components to a lifestyle of thanksgiving. First, you need to give thanks to God. Psalm.9:1 says, “I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.” God has done so many things, some things you know and some things you don’t. Thanksgiving is not silent, it’s verbal. You open your mouth and give thanks to God. But it doesn’t stop there, You have to tell others about His goodness and the wonderful things He has done for you.
Thought for Today: Tell of His goodness and be thankful
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.