Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
222 East Epler, Indianapolis IN 46227
November 3rd, 2013
Giving Thanks To The Lord
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
November is already here again and we are entering into the holiday season. Stores are already pushing Christmas on us. Before we get all excited about presents there is a another holiday coming up, Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a great time for each of us to take stock of the blessings that God has given us not only in the past year but all of our lives. It would a good idea to think about the blessings God has given us.
In our reading today Moses and his people are singing a song. It is not called a song of thanksgiving and it does not even use the words thanksgiving but it is a song of thanksgiving.
A series of miracles had brought the people of God out of slavery and into freedom. The last miracle was the parting of the Red Sea and the destruction of Pharaoh’s army. It was a time to celebrate and a time to give thanks.
It is true the people were not home yet. They had a long journey to the promised land. Still they thought it right to pause on the journey to thank God for what he had already done.
This November let us take a look at some of the things we have to thank God for. The greatest of these is the fact that God has brought us, like he did the children of Israel, out of slavery and we are on our way to the promised land. We may have a hard journey before us but he has promised to not only get us home but to go with us each step of the way.
How often do we overlook this one thing God has done for us while we ask for new blessings. Let us stop asking for a while and start thanking him for the salvation or our souls. No blessing will ever be as important. He saved us from the devil, the law and our own sinful nature. We are no longer slaves to them. We are free from them and on our way to heaven. Let us take time to thank him for that not only today but every day.