For a Christian, every day is thanksgiving day. What can rank any higher on your list of blessings than the redemption which comes from obeying Christ’s gospel?
“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness” (Romans 6:17-18).
Just as Moses led God’s people out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt and into freedom from tyranny, so the Redeemer he foreshadowed graciously leads slaves of sin out of its cruel oppression and into freedom from its bondage.
This deliverance is not coerced. It is not involuntary. You are not dragged kicking and screaming in defiance. You are not deceived into doing or receiving something you did not want. It only comes to you through your obedience from the heart.
The gift of redemption is made possible only by God’s grace, and God is to be thanked profusely for it. The gift of redemption is received only through your obedience, and God be thanked when you decide to submissively accept His wondrous gift.