Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. (Psalm 100:4b)
At first a child has no sense of gratitude, which grows out of ignorance of what it costs to provide for him. Food and clothing seem to come automatically. Yet one of the beginning signs of personal maturity in a child is an expression of gratitude—when the child takes the initiative to say, “Thanks, Mom or Dad, for what you have done for me.” But it is also a mark of spiritual maturity when without prompting or coercion, we’re able to look up to the vault of high heaven
and confess that sense of gratitude.
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!