Gratitude is described as acknowledgement of having received something good from another.
Yes we are to know that Jehovah made us and not being insulting idiots and believe that we are descended from monkeys. We are to recognize which means we are to have a clear understanding that we are a Divine creation.
To me that fills me with gratitude and meaning.
After all, how many folks go around and wonder why they are here?
I know why I am here. I was created to be blessed with a Divine loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. I am His and He is mine.
In gratitude I am obedient unto His direction in my life. This gives me Divine purpose.
Again, how many folks wonder what their purpose in life is.
I know mine.
It is to serve an amazing King.
For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:8-10 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
This leads me to a virtuous life.
Virtue means a conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong.
Whose standard of what is right or wrong will you trust, Jehovahs or the worlds? Look around at the world and see if you want to live that type of life, I certainly do not.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for creating in my life a heart dedicated to nurturing a loving obedient live dedicated to You. I love You and praise You in the name of my Beloved brother in Your Heavenly family Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.