To demonstrate how humans define “thankfulness”, let us share a few events that took place this week as we lead up to the beginning of their “holiday season”…
There was the bombing in Istanbul: Bomb hits major Istanbul avenue, kills 6, wounds dozens (aol.com)
More madness in Ukraine: Ukraine war: Kyiv locals queue for water after Russian strikes – BBC News
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Then the revealed truth that a series of threats directed at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) came from one juvenile: FBI: Dozens of HBCU threats linked to one juvenile; suspect prosecuted in state court as minor (msn.com)
While at one university there was another shooting: Three University Of Virginia Football Players Were Killed In A Campus Shooting (msn.com) At another university four were stabbed to death in their beds: Coroner: Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds (aol.com)
Then there were the 25 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Recruits who were out for a training jog when a car came along and PLOUGHED INTO THEM: 25 sheriff’s recruits hurt, 5 critically, on training run in Whittier: ‘Devastation everywhere’ (yahoo.com)
Oh, and the GOP now runs the House of Representatives whereupon Pelosi stepped down: This week in politics: Republicans take the House, Nancy Pelosi steps down as leader (msn.com) and the Democrats are working up a plan for who will step into her spot. If you thought that could not get any worse, you were mistaken: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announces bid to replace Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader (aol.com)
Holmes’ Theranos scam earned her ELEVEN years in prison: Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam (aol.com)
These are the proper ways to express THANKS TO GOD, THE LORD:
1Chron. 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
1Chron. 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 92:1 « A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. » It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
Psalms 105:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Psalms 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Not by going into a sex-perverts’ watering hole and start shooting people, as a person did in Colorado Springs last night: Shooting at Club Q in Colorado leaves at least 5 dead : NPR also, NOT by being in the place to begin with so you had to fend off a murderer: Club Q ‘heroic customers’ subdued gunman and saved lives, officials say (aol.com).