Have you ever taken a look at our society and wondered how we got to this point? How did we drift so far off course morally? There’s the LGBTQ+ onslaught, abortion, drug abuse, lawlessness, a collapsing economy, a highly contentious political system and churches abandoning doctrine to gain popularity and to be more “welcoming.”
Some would say we’re living in the time of Romans 1:18-32 where the sins of a nation are laid out. Note what verse 21 says: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” This is what leads a nation down the path of depravity.
The Bible’s warning concerning a lack of thanks also has a connection to the last days as we see in 2 Timothy 3 where Paul told Timothy: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy…”
We must understand that exhibiting a lack of thanks is characteristic of the last days and the perilous times that Paul described.
When was the last time you spent meaningful time in prayer thanking God for who he is and what he’s done? When was the last time your spouse or children heard you do this? Remember, giving thanks to God isn’t limited to a national holiday. Instead, it should be part of our everyday expression to God.
So in spite of the issues taking place in Ukraine, Israel, as well as here in the U.S., Crosstalk took time once again to give listeners the chance to get on-the-air to express their thanks to God via our annual Thanksgiving broadcast. You’ll be blessed as you review this program and hear, amidst the turmoil of our times, that there are still many who are thankful for our great and mighty God!