Hang on tightly to this gift

O Soul, do not miss the importance of this truth: Without gratitude in your heart, dissatisfaction will corrode your soul. Start your sentences frequently with the phrase: I’m thankful for/that … Ponder in great detail what good blessings God has given you. Do not let Satan point out to you all the things you are supposedly missing by obeying the Lord. He did this with Eve. He deceives with lies. Israel died in the desert from ingratitude. Do not faint and expire in your spiritual life from it. Hang on tightly to the gift of thanksgiving. It will save you at every turn. It will keep you in the presence of God. It will enliven your heart and flow out to encourage others. It will pave your way into eternal life.

‘Cares of this world impatience of wrongs…

“‘Cares of this world, impatience of wrongs, a bad conscience, keep awake the ungodly and disturb their sleep’ (Rivetus); but what I awake for is to give thanks to thee.”

—Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. “Commentary on Psalms 119:62”. “Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Unabridged”. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/psalms-119.html. 1871-8.