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Be Holy: Confronting Sin // Ungratefulness

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We live in a world where it is so easy to complain. We are surrounded by ungratefulness on social media, in the news, and in our culture. Yet, as Christ-followers, we are called to an attitude of gratitude. Because of what Jesus has done for us on the cross, we should be the most joyful and grateful people in the world! So, how are we doing in this area of gratefulness? Do we compliment more than we complain? Do we thank God and those around us on a daily basis? Let’s learn to be grateful people every day of our lives.


1. The importance of being thankful.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

  • There is a correlation between peace and being thankful.
  • Do we complain more than we are thankful?
  • As a Christ-follower, we ought to be the most thankful people of all.

2. Satan takes the good things of God and distorts them.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

  • This generation has been called, the “Entitled” Generation.”
  • Our enemy knows if he can get our eyes off of Jesus, then we will be ungrateful.
  • Spiritual depth can be measured by the gratitude in your life.

3. Learn to have an attitude of gratitude.

And whatever you do, whether word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

  • There are sSins of commission and sins of omission.
  • If you are only grateful when things go your way, then you don’t understand Biblical gratitude.
  • Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pens and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:17-18
  • With gratitude comes joy.
  • Your gratefulness impacts others.

So, how do I respond to the sin of ungratefulness today? 

  1. Let God refine you.
  2. Say “thank you” more.
  3. Live grateful every day.

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