Now that we have fulfilled the Biblical and Presidential mandate and been duly thankful we should probably get back to thinking about true thankfulness and what it entails.  It is a consistent and persistent Biblical emphasis that God’s people give because God gives.  He gives the first article gifts that give us life in this world and He gives the Second Article gift of life in the world to come through His Son and His death on the cross.  We are declared righteous for the sake of Christ and the Biblical principle is that the “righteous” perform righteous acts that are called “alms-giving” (Matthew 6:1-4), and those acts are the real basis for the passages that we use for all kinds of giving to church needs.  We will talk more about this later but…..

Alison Krauss is a blue grass singer and one of her songs is a great little exposition of the provision of God’s grace.  It is called “Palm of Your Hand” is this is my cover of her rendition.

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