As we enter November (or is it September? 70 degrees?!), we look forward to the American holiday known as Thanksgiving. It is a special time to remember that every thing we have is a gift from God...and it is to God that we give thanks!
In the text in James that we will be exploring this Sunday (4:13-5:6), we are reminded that we are not to be arrogant in thinking that we control our own destiny. And we are reminded to be generous and fair...not self-indulgent.
Thanksgiving is a season that serves as a reminder that our lives are in God's hands and that a proper response to God's sovereign care is that we live lives of selflessness and thanksgiving. A life of thanksgiving helps squash the arrogance and self-indulgence that we wrestle with. Let's live that kind of life...together...for the glory of God!
God's grace and peace be with you all,