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thanking God

November 2, 2013

Read this verse in these versions, then read my short input. It might help you see it in a different light.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (MSG)
…thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (PHILLIPS)
Be thankful, whatever the circumstances may be.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ERV)
Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (CEV)
Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (AMP)
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (TLB)
No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NOG)
Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Yeshua that you do this.

If you get a flat tire, how about, “Lord, thank You that in spite of the flat tire, I thank You that You still reign on the throne. Thank You for getting me through this. Thank You that You’re in charge no matter what this situation looks like.”

Don’t worry, I haven’t arrived on this one yet either; I’m learning right along with you! 🙂

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