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In chapter twenty-three and verse one, we are told that the last thing David did on this earth was to give thanks to God.
Have you ever wondered what the word thanks really means?
There is a method of Bible study known as the first-mention principle. The idea is that the first time you find a word in the Bible, it will carry that meaning throughout the entire Word of God. Well, the first time we find the word thanks is in our text, II Samuel 22:50. It appears that the meaning is to look back on what has occurred; and you will see that God has not done something to you, but rather has allowed something to happen for you. If we would all look at the events in our lives as God allowing something for us, it would certainly help us from becoming sour and bitter toward God and people.
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What to do:
✞ Do not look at events as what man is doing, but look at events as what God is allowing.