Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 106:1
Our thanksgiving begins with the goodness of God.
He is the source and standard of good.
He is the essence and expression of goodness.
He is the author and arbiter of all that is good.
There is not, nor can there, be any good apart from God.
We may have morals. Ethics. Conscience. Mores.
Even tainted by our sin, they are rooted in the goodness of God who ordained and established them.
Our thanksgiving deepens when we consider His steadfast love.
His mercy that forgives us.
His grace that makes us His own.
His kindness that provides for us.
His holiness that corrects us.
His gentleness that draws us.
His justice that defends us.
His compassion that comforts us.
And it never ends.
Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord!