Six Ways That Gratitude Works: Part Four


Four:  Gratitude glorifies God.

 I will praise the name of God with a song;

I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69:30

When David says, “I will magnify God with thanksgiving,” he does not mean: “I will make a small God look bigger than he is.” He means: “I will make a big God begin to look as big as he really is.” We are not called to be microscopes, but telescopes. Christians are not called to be con-men who magnify their product out of all proportion to reality, when they know the competitor’s product is far superior. There is nothing and nobody superior to God. And so the calling of those who love God is to make his greatness begin to look as great as it really is. The whole duty of the Christian can be summed up in this: feel, think, and act in a way that will make God look as great as he really is. Be a telescope for the world of the infinite starry wealth of the glory of God.

I Will Magnify God With Thanksgiving John Piper

Are you thankful to God?  Be a telescope.

Betsy and Laurie

0 comment on Six Ways That Gratitude Works: Part Four

  1. sustainabilitea
    November 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm (7 years ago)

    And speaking of gratitude, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. (Didn’t want to forget to mention that.) 🙂


  2. Diane Sheiry
    November 26, 2013 at 10:52 am (7 years ago)

    I am with Janet. Peace, love, laughter and a wonderful Thanksgiving. From a grateful friend. D


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