Printer Friendly Topic: Gratitude
Author: John Henry Jowett / Illustration Exchange
Scripture: Philippians 4:8; Proverbs 17:22
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“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.”
Gratitude is a vaccine … by focusing on that which is praiseworthy, gratitude inoculates us against the disease of bitterness and resentment.
Gratitude is an antitoxin … by focusing on that which is praiseworthy we counteract the poisonous lie of the Evil One that says trials are proof that God has abandoned us.
Gratitude is an antiseptic … by focusing on that which is praiseworthy we sterilize our thoughts of all that would breed the germ of discontent.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22).
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
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