Daily Reflections

Which Will You Choose?

November 11, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Hard times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy. —2 Timothy 3:1–2

Would you consider yourself grateful or ungrateful? It’s the difference between squandering life and sharing life, between being blinded to glory and “To God Be the Glory,” between assured bitterness and “Blessed Assurance.”

It’s a difference you can see lived out in every daily decision. It’s a choice you make—almost with every breath.

We pay an incalculable price for our ingratitude. After decades of ministry to hurting people, I’ve come to believe that a failure to give thanks is at the heart of much, if not most, of the sense of gloom, despair, and despondency that’s so pervasive even among believers today. I believe many of the sins plaguing our society can be traced back to that persistent root of unthankfulness that often goes undetected.

This “attitude of gratitude” is something that desperately needs to be cultivated in our hearts and homes. Its presence brings a host of other blessings in its train, but its absence has profound repercussions.

Make it Personal

How could being unthankful have an impact on every area of your life? How can you choose an attitude of gratitude today?