The increasing decadence that is described in the last half of Romans 1 starts with the choice described in verse 21: they did not honor or give thanks to God. All idolatry and immorality starts here.
This was written about people who had only natural revelation (not the Bible), and they were without excuse. How much more inexcusable are those who have special revelation (God’s Word, the Bible) and have been redeemed!
Thanksgiving is our basic means of praising God. It is, for our benefit, also a means of avoiding a critical and complaining spirit. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
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Written January 1993.