(KJV.) PSALM 100:4-5
(4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. And into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
(5) For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
THE EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE
The ponder point is, why did Jesus pray in the presence of his followers, rather than secretly when performing certain miracles? the answer is in the following verse. let's read, Jesus prayed saying; "And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me."cf.. 42; Jesus prayed certain prayers in their presence, simply because, he wanted them to fully understand that our Father sent him, hears and answers his prayers; this is faith in action! Secondly, he prayed before them in other to strengthen unbeliever's faith to believe in him as part of our Father, and for the believers to have faith in him; therefore, as believers, let us not shun away when we ought to pray for someone, but be bold, brave to step up to the plate, exercise faith to the maximum degree to counteract evil works; Jesus is our strength, he never puts his believers to shame ever.
Though Jesus was part of our Father, he gave him the glory which belongs unto him before the eyes of men: when he glorified him on earth; subsequently, our Father glorified him and commanded to glorify him again. cf. John 12;28; therefore, as believers, when we confess Jesus Christ before men, do his will, he will also confess us before the angels of our Father; on the contrarily, if we deny him before men, he will also deny us before the angels in heaven. cf. Luke 12:8-9; therefore, let us do his will diligently, for our lights to shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father which is heaven. cf. Matthew 5:16; for he glorifies his children that honor him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good for his mercy endureth for ever. cf. Psalm 107:1. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Be blessed forever and evermore! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 96:2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.