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And this is an attribute in all work, in work of the hand as well as work of the mind. 2. Music is sweetest when heard over rivers, where the echo thereof is best rebounded by the waters; and praise for pensiveness, thanks for tears, blessing God over the floods of affliction, makes the sweetest music in the ears of heaven.(A. (1) To keep us always in a remembrance of God, and that invisible hand that teacheth out all our supplies to us. For things of discipline as well as things of nutriment, for toil and the hardness which toil works, for hunger and cold, for sickness and sorrow, for death itself, for mercy and also for judgment, for riches and also for poverty, for peaceful calm and also for purifying storm. Ephesians 5:19-22 illustrates what the Spirit-filled life should look like. B. Power.The psalmist speaks of singing to the name of the Lord, blessing, extolling, thanksgiving, exalting. It is the sure destruction of self-respect and courage. We are born into it, we die in it. THE MATTERS FOR WHICH WE ARE TO GIVE THANKS. "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him." But Christian thankfulness shows itself in joyous acknowledgment of all gifts, great and small. "No," said he, "doctor, no. The joy of life perishes at the roots, and despair commences its evil reign. And the stream that leapt and churned higher up, lay still as a sleeping child. His mercies should persuade us to present ourselves to Him as living sacrifices. Fuller. I can give thanks often and I can give thanks for most things. Life is one perpetual miracle. At the same time we must not forget that "His mercies are new every morning," and that "He daily loadeth us with his benefits." (4) Because all our mercies come to us as the fruit of Christ's death, as wrapped in His bowels, as swimming in His blood, as the fruit of His purchase. All special favours should be distinctly observed and acknowledged. 7. V. Robinson, B. Fuller.Praise is the believer's help in his trials, and his companion after trial. They that have more than others are more indebted to grace.Use 1. Sometimes it leapt from crag to crag, brawling in a confused way over the sudden breaks of rock in its march. In his last moments he exclaimed two or three times, "Precious salvation!" We are not rendering adulation to a distant monarch who claims it as the condition of sparing our lives; we are expressing our love and genuine devotion to our Father. Home is a blessing so common, and we have been all our days so familiar with it, that few realize the full riches of blessing which it is in our life. It is a school to instruct us in the knowledge of God. Don’t talk dirty or silly. What surrounds us from our infancy is a vision and prophecy of God. It is a world whose courtesies are those of love. Since work implies service, it is a beneficent endowment that it is honourable. And anyone who knows the misery of the state indicated by the words "out of employment," also knows the greatness of the blessing. Power. He that is not thankful for the smaller mercies disposeth himself to a stupid carelessness and insensibility of the greatest mercies: "If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?" How necessary, profitable, and becoming Christians this duty is. Power. The person described under these two titles is of course one and the same, but the thoughts which belong to the two titles are very different; the name of God may be said chiefly to testify of power, that of Father chiefly of love; it is because God has allowed Himself to be addressed as "our Father," that we can draw nigh to Him with fall assurance of faith.II. Since work implies service, it is a beneficent endowment that it is honourable. All Hours HVAC - 614.567.7100. Sing songs from your heart to Christ. Above my summer hut one year was a mountain stream, which I often visited. Other things being equal, it is the busy who are healthy. How entirely it surrounds us. In its results it is worse than bodily disease. What, then, does the apostle mean when he says, "We are to give thanks always for all things unto God and the Father." In a country like ours, we could make no selection of common mercies in which THE BLESSINGS OF EMPLOYMENT were left out. Power. Why must thanksgiving be made in Christ's name? 1. "For all things." In Ephesians 5:20 the Apostle Paul tells 1) When (Ephesians 5:20a), 2) For what (Ephesians 5:20b), 4) To whom (Ephesians 5:20c), and finally 3) How the Spirit–filled believer is to be thankful (Ephesians 5:20d).. 1)When are we to be thankful?—always. Sometimes it leapt from crag to crag, brawling in a confused way over the sudden breaks of rock in its march. II. (2) By His express will revealed in the Scripture (1 Thessalonians 5:18). I am simply a member of the home circle, a citizen of "that country which every man loves." There is a time for everything. In our offices, workshops, and studies; at our crafts, domestic duties, and professional tasks, we are all supposed to have some employment. )Praise at all timesA. and then, leaning his head against the side of the easy chair in which he sat, he shut his eyes and fell asleep.(Romaine. and then, leaning his head against the side of the easy chair in which he sat, he shut his eyes and fell asleep.(Romaine. But Christian thankfulness shows itself in joyous acknowledgment of all gifts, great and small. St. Paul is not intending (I think) so much to enjoin an unceasing course of thanksgiving, as to warn us against allowing our thankfulness to depend upon our own state of mind, or upon the prosperity or adversity of our outward condition. St. Paul is not intending (I think) so much to enjoin an unceasing course of thanksgiving, as to warn us against allowing our thankfulness to depend upon our own state of mind, or upon the prosperity or adversity of our outward condition. When any fresh, any rare, any remarkable benefit happens to us; when prosperous success attends our honest endeavours; when unexpected favours fall as it were of their own accord into our bosoms. As we learn the secrets of that pity in the heart of our earthly father we become acquainted with God. Thanksgiving is our dialect. These may be considered as the masterpieces of providence, either in our protection or our deliverance: either in our support or our comfort. He then paused a little, and with great serenity in his countenance quoted those triumphant words, "'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.' Movement, activity, fulfilment of tasks — this is the law for every creature made by God. Macleod, D. D.The first thanks of a redeemed creature will always be for Christ. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. (2) as receiving and appreciating them in the spirit of Christ. The letter was possibly written from his imprisonment in Rome in 62-63 AD. We rise in the morning, and find it filled with friendly faces; we retire for the night from amidst a group of the dearest we have. V. Robinson, B. His love was not cautious but extravagant. St. Paul is not intending (I think) so much to enjoin an unceasing course of thanksgiving, as to warn us against allowing our thankfulness to depend upon our own state of mind, or upon the prosperity or adversity of our outward condition. In our offices, workshops, and studies; at our crafts, domestic duties, and professional tasks, we are all supposed to have some employment. Fresh blessings. II. 4. In the first place, I would have you notice that St. Paul speaks of giving thanks "UNTO GOD AND THE FATHER." Sometimes it leapt from crag to crag, brawling in a confused way over the sudden breaks of rock in its march. The joy of life perishes at the roots, and despair commences its evil reign. I know the difficulty of realizing this state of mind; a time may perhaps come, when we shall be able to look back from our place of rest upon the way by which God hath led us, and when we shall be able to see that in all its turns and twistings (so far as they were the result of God's leading, and not due to our own perversity), and in all its darker passages, in its roughest as well as its smoothest portions, it was indeed "the right way," and all demands our gratitude to Him, who led us by a way that we knew not.IV. But here and there, in its descent, it came to solitary spots, quiet basins of stone, where all the hasting and furious turbulence was at an end. But here and there, in its descent, it came to solitary spots, quiet basins of stone, where all the hasting and furious turbulence was at an end. God's goodness should lead us to repentance. Sometimes it flung its waters in a mass on a lower shelf with an angry clash. giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (ESV). (6) Mercies in hand and mercies in hope. "No," said he, "doctor, no. "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." Just as in those grand old Hebrew psalms you may hear different voices; as you may hear, now the broken voice of the broken and contrite heart as it sobs out its confession of sin, and now the soft cooing as of the infant falling asleep in perfect peace upon its mother's bosom; just as you may hear, now the dull groan of anguish wrung from the heart almost overburdened with sorrow, and now the peal of laughter, as of one who is bounding over the mountain side, breathing God's pure air, and rejoicing in God's glad sunshine; as you may hear, now the sharp cry of pain as of a soldier who has been hit by the archers, and now the shouts of triumph rising from the throats of those who have been victors in the fight; and yet in all the psalms, running like an accompaniment, you may detect the perpetual sense of God's nearness and of God's love: so we shall not fail to find many varied experiences in the Christian life, some joyful and some painful — many voices in one psalm; and yet, if that life is what it should be, the accompaniment of every experience will be the music of a thankful heart.1. Jehoshaphat's army sang praises before the battle. And this is an attribute in all work, in work of the hand as well as work of the mind. It is a world whose courtesies are those of love. )Common merciesN. Is our thanksgiving right? This is because it is God who sovereignly works in and through all things to bring about his purposes for us. At one point it came trailing down the face of the glistening rock behind; at another it tumbled and splashed in fantastic pools within its bed. But again; St. Paul in the text gives a very wide range to thanksgiving, when he speaks of "GIVING THANKS FOR ALL THINGS." Showers and streams, flowers and trees, bird and beast and creeping things, the wide sea and the lofty hills, sunshine and starlight, light and darkness, clouds and rainbows, waxing and waning moons, seasons and days. Home is a blessing so common, and we have been all our days so familiar with it, that few realize the full riches of blessing which it is in our life. Ephesians 5:20: Praise in Death: Romaine. THE OBJECT AND TERM TO WHICH IT IS TO BE DIRECTED. )Praise at all timesA. 6. If God incessantly demonstrates Himself gracious unto us, we are in all reason obliged frequently to confess ourselves grateful unto Him. First, therefore, we may consider that there is no disposition whatever more deeply radicated in the original constitution of all souls endued with any kind of perception or passion, than being sensible of benefits received; being kindly affected with love and respect toward them that exhibit them; being ready with suitable expressions to acknowledge them, and to endeavour competent recompenses for them. St. Paul is not intending (I think) so much to enjoin an unceasing course of thanksgiving, as to warn us against allowing our thankfulness to depend upon our own state of mind, or upon the prosperity or adversity of our outward condition. The Greek word for all things means all things! How is this possible? always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. In a country like ours, we could make no selection of common mercies in which THE BLESSINGS OF EMPLOYMENT were left out. (Bishop Harvey Goodwin. Another element in this blessing of work is its honourableness. Under the darkest cloud a thankful heart will ace innumerable causes of gratitude. The range of Christian thankfulness becomes, in this way, very wide. Fuller. How necessary a duty it is appeareth because it prevents many sins. This throws a remarkable light upon the nature of thanksgiving. We are, therefore, directed not only to pray but also to give thanks in the name of Christ. A working man is one of God's noblemen. You tell me I have but a few moments to live. There, doctor, is my cordial. How entirely it surrounds us. But here and there, in its descent, it came to solitary spots, quiet basins of stone, where all the hasting and furious turbulence was at an end. Labour itself is a blessing. In a country like ours, we could make no selection of common mercies in which THE BLESSINGS OF EMPLOYMENT were left out. And anyone who knows the misery of the state indicated by the words "out of employment," also knows the greatness of the blessing. Jehoshaphat's army sang praises before the battle. III. St. Paul says, "giving thanks ALWAYS"; the word "always" is sufficiently strong and comprehensive in itself, and becomes additionally so by being joined to the words "all things." )The music of the Christian lifeW. "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him." We are born into it, we die in it. Thanksgiving is frequently confounded with praise; but they are distinguishable. Sixth pair. The manner or means — "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Idleness enfeebles both mind and body. All rights reserved worldwide. Above my summer hut one year was a mountain stream, which I often visited. II. We are born into it, we die in it. John Piper Oct 12, 2006 41 Shares Sermon. The one life wrestles and leaps onward in endless unrest, the other dwells in calmness and peace. (1)A proud heart. Our natural feeling would (I think) be this, that if we came to ask any favour or mercy at the hands of God, we should rightly do so in the name of Him, through whom alone our petitions can be granted, but that the same thing would hardly hold good, if we came to pay the tribute of praise and thanksgiving to God; in asking we should feel that we needed a mediator, in giving (however small our gift might be) we should scarcely imagine that the same need existed. Ephesians 5:8 You Were Once In Darkness But Now You Are Light In The Lord (black) Ephesians 5:14 Arise From The Dead (utmost)02:16. At one point it came trailing down the face of the glistening rock behind; at another it tumbled and splashed in fantastic pools within its bed. One of the directest blessings of labour is its healthiness. "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him." God's children rejoice in one another's prosperity, and are interested in one another's mercies, as if they were their own (Philippians 2:27). Some of the best discipline of life is there. He then paused a little, and with great serenity in his countenance quoted those triumphant words, "'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.' That cheapens your life. "Giving thanks always for all things" is obviously as comprehensive a charge to give thanks as could possibly be devised; and I wish to remark that the peculiar force of the word "always" seems to be this, "under all circumstances." Idleness enfeebles both mind and body. A. For things of discipline as well as things of nutriment, for toil and the hardness which toil works, for hunger and cold, for sickness and sorrow, for death itself, for mercy and also for judgment, for riches and also for poverty, for peaceful calm and also for purifying storm. And yet, according to St. Paul, the need is the same in both cases; even our thanks must be offered up through Christ; we do not make God our debtor by such offerings; whether we ask or whether we pay tribute, it is we who are the gainers, and for both the one purpose and the other we need the righteousness of Christ, to make our approach to God's mercy seat acceptable.III. 5. I proceed now to the third, THE CIRCUMSTANCE OF TIME ALLOTTED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS DUTY, expressed by that universal and unlimited term, "always.". )LinksEphesians 5:20 NIVEphesians 5:20 NLTEphesians 5:20 ESVEphesians 5:20 NASBEphesians 5:20 KJVEphesians 5:20 Bible AppsEphesians 5:20 ParallelEphesians 5:20 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:20 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:20 French BibleEphesians 5:20 German BibleEphesians 5:20 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)If it breed a great delight in God (Psalm 37:4). How necessary a duty it is appeareth —(1) By the light of nature. Above my summer hut one year was a mountain stream, which I often visited. This can be seen in Acts when Paul and Silas are beaten and thrown in prison but continue to sing praises to God. Hereby is required that we do often actually meditate on, be sensible of, confess and celebrate the Divine beneficence. "All things.". Some of the best discipline of life is there. Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to … In its results it is worse than bodily disease. "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." II. We ought to be always in a habit of thankfulness, and in a readiness for actual thanksgiving, whenever providence calls us to it. We frequent it day and night; we are in it from infancy to old age. Just as in those grand old Hebrew psalms you may hear different voices; as you may hear, now the broken voice of the broken and contrite heart as it sobs out its confession of sin, and now the soft cooing as of the infant falling asleep in perfect peace upon its mother's bosom; just as you may hear, now the dull groan of anguish wrung from the heart almost overburdened with sorrow, and now the peal of laughter, as of one who is bounding over the mountain side, breathing God's pure air, and rejoicing in God's glad sunshine; as you may hear, now the sharp cry of pain as of a soldier who has been hit by the archers, and now the shouts of triumph rising from the throats of those who have been victors in the fight; and yet in all the psalms, running like an accompaniment, you may detect the perpetual sense of God's nearness and of God's love: so we shall not fail to find many varied experiences in the Christian life, some joyful and some painful — many voices in one psalm; and yet, if that life is what it should be, the accompaniment of every experience will be the music of a thankful heart.1. Every way it is a comfort to us. (4) it cureth spiritual pride when we consider who is to be praised for all the good that is in us. Music is sweetest when heard over rivers, where the echo thereof is best rebounded by the waters; and praise for pensiveness, thanks for tears, blessing God over the floods of affliction, makes the sweetest music in the ears of heaven.(A. THE CONTEXT Paul set the tone for chapters 4-5 when he said, "Walk (peripateo) worthily of the calling with which you were called" (4:1). It exacts no etiquette except that which expresses the heart. It is the sure destruction of self-respect and courage. Redemption has been accomplished - Ephesians 2:1-3:13. Is it such a duty? For we commensurate our thankfulness, not so much to the intrinsic excellency of things, as to our peculiar estimations of them. Sign up to receive regular emails from MLJ Trust, Questions? But you must, I hope, be satisfied that you owe God thanks for what men count small and everyday mercies; do you not also owe Him thanks for what they count evils? How much less man that is a worm; man that is a sinner! We should be like those trees that bear fruit (more or less) continually; but then more kindly and more abundantly when more powerfully cherished by the heavenly warmth. The parables of the fireside are as Divine as those of Christ. )A day of thanksgivingC. Nevins.A person being once cast upon a desolate island, spent a day in fasting and prayer for his deliverance, but no help came. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (2) We must not omit the proper occasions, but must do it frequently and constantly. Of time. 3. We should give thanks, not only for private and particular, but for public benefits also, and for such as befall others. Next to its homeliness, in matter for thankfulness, is the seclusion of home. Stonehouse, seeing the great difficulty and pain with which he spoke, desired that he would spare himself. All the dispensations of God should be regarded as the acts of a Father, and therefore as demanding our thanks. Macleod, D. D.)Praise in deathRomaine.James Hervey, when Dr. Stonehouse saw him for the last time, about two hours before he expired, pressed upon the doctor in the most affectionate manner his everlasting concerns, telling him "here is no abiding place." To Him we must give thanks; for His goodness is free and disinterested. 5. In the exercise of gratitude, we shall improve God's favours to the ends for which He bestows them. Since work implies service, it is a beneficent endowment that it is honourable. 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. If thanksgiving is to be perpetual it must constantly find new food for gratitude. Working from Ephesians 5:20, he says that how much of prayer that is spent in thanksgiving is one of the clearest gauges of spiritual maturity. "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." A mother's love is a Jacob's ladder by which we ascend to the love of God. There is one other expression in the text which deserves notice, and to which a remark applies similar to that just now made upon the expression "all things." II. The parables of the fireside are as Divine as those of Christ. Sometimes it leapt from crag to crag, brawling in a confused way over the sudden breaks of rock in its march. Home has functions which point to eternity. Personal blessings. The range of Christian thankfulness becomes, in this way, very wide. His queens are working women.II. It is by God’s loving grace that we know him and are partakers of all the blessings of Christ Jesus our Savior. It is true that no time is unfavourable: every moment we receive favours, and therefore every minute we owe thanks. So is praise also our solace after trial. I know the difficulty of realizing this state of mind; a time may perhaps come, when we shall be able to look back from our place of rest upon the way by which God hath led us, and when we shall be able to see that in all its turns and twistings (so far as they were the result of God's leading, and not due to our own perversity), and in all its darker passages, in its roughest as well as its smoothest portions, it was indeed "the right way," and all demands our gratitude to Him, who led us by a way that we knew not.IV. V. Robinson, B. A.Every Christian life is like a psalm. 1. One of the directest blessings of labour is its healthiness. Modern religion is too subjective, and therefore it fluctuates with our varying phases of experience. And this is an attribute in all work, in work of the hand as well as work of the mind. It is a world whose courtesies are those of love. (5) We are also to give thanks for others (2 Corinthians 1:11). Some of the best discipline of life is there. Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to … And it finds a new call to its exercise in the fact, that the lesser gifts have their origin in the love which gave us the greatest, and came to us through that greatest Himself. Oh let me spend them in adoring our great Redeemer..." He then expatiated in the most striking manner upon these words of St. Paul, "All things are yours." Power. Nevins. To open the duty. (1) in recognition that God's blessings come to us through Christ; and. Macleod, D. D.)Praise in deathRomaine.James Hervey, when Dr. Stonehouse saw him for the last time, about two hours before he expired, pressed upon the doctor in the most affectionate manner his everlasting concerns, telling him "here is no abiding place." And it finds a new call to its exercise in the fact, that the lesser gifts have their origin in the love which gave us the greatest, and came to us through that greatest Himself. (3) It preventeth distrust and carking cares (Philippians 4:6). Next to its homeliness, in matter for thankfulness, is the seclusion of home. Scripture: Ephesians 5:18–20, Colossians 3:16. As that sacrifice, being offered constantly at a set time, was thence denominated continual, so perhaps may we, by constantly observing some fit returns of praise and thanksgiving, be said "always to give thanks.". 1. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. "All things." So, no matter what trials and tribulations Christians are experiencing, and no matter how bad the circumstances are, they can always give thanks to the God who has delivered them from sin and who loves them and guards them through all of life. or sermon number (e.g., #1123), The Congregational Prayers of Dr. Lloyd-Jones. I am simply a member of the home circle, a citizen of "that country which every man loves." "For all things." Ephesians 5:20 New International Version (NIV) 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1. It is the sure destruction of self-respect and courage. And yet, according to St. Paul, the need is the same in both cases; even our thanks must be offered up through Christ; we do not make God our debtor by such offerings; whether we ask or whether we pay tribute, it is we who are the gainers, and for both the one purpose and the other we need the righteousness of Christ, to make our approach to God's mercy seat acceptable.III. Our natural feeling would (I think) be this, that if we came to ask any favour or mercy at the hands of God, we should rightly do so in the name of Him, through whom alone our petitions can be granted, but that the same thing would hardly hold good, if we came to pay the tribute of praise and thanksgiving to God; in asking we should feel that we needed a mediator, in giving (however small our gift might be) we should scarcely imagine that the same need existed. (4) Positive mercies and privative mercies. 2 Mostly what God does is love you. I am neither merchant, nor student, nor craftsman, nor politician. Thankfulness is the harmony between the deep sense of obligation, and the joy of perfect freedom.(W. (3)If it be a cheerful, thankful obedience (Romans 12:1; John 14:15).(T. We are directed by the apostle to give "thanks for all things"; and it were easy, and it would be a pleasing occupation, to bring before you a long and wide catalogue of benefits, and to summon you as each separate act of beneficence passed under review, to "praise the Lord, for His mercy endureth forever.". But there is a blessing in our homes greater than either its seclusion, or comfort. We are a nation of workers. Is our thanksgiving right? What those quiet pools were to the life of that mountain stream, home is to the ordinary life we lead. While we thank God for common gifts to all mankind, our gratitude would be warmer and more genuine if we reflected on the special proofs of his goodness in our own lives. 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