Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Daily Devotion: But Are You Thankful?

Bible Reading: Proverbs 10:22-32

Key Verse: Verse 22 - “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”

Key Words: The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich

Are you genuinely thankful for the blessings of God?  Dr. Robert Hill, author of over forty books, tells of visiting Bangkok, Thailand, where he was invited to a special celebration given by the king and queen.  His Thai guide, a young man named Joseph, asked several questions as he drove them to the Pavilion.  He knew a little English and was delighted to carry on a conversation. 

When he asked where the Hills lived, they told him Richmond, Virginia

“Oh, you are a rich man,” responded the boy. 

Bob laughed and told him, “No,” he wasn’t rich. 

“Then,” he asked, “do you own an automobile?”  He told him that they had two cars in their family.  His next question was about the house where they lived.  He told him that it was a simple home with ten rooms.  He was amazed at the size, especially when he related that he and his family lived in two small rooms.

When he again asked about their family, they told the guide that they had four healthy children, two of which were in college and two still at home.

Joseph was silent for a moment or so, then he replied, “You are a rich man.”  They laughed, but deep in their hearts, they knew he was right, though they had never thought of it in those terms. 

Mr. Hill reports, “We were rich, but were we thankful?”

What to do:
✞ Ask yourself the question, “Am I thankful?”
✞ Have the family list all the reasons they have to be thankful.*

*This would be a great time to teach your children to be thankful for such things as:  Jesus, salvation, their church, pastor and staff, the Bible, etc.