I thank my God on every remembrance of you,…
I. BETWEEN GOD AND HIM THERE WAS A RECIPROCAL COMMUNITY of —
4. Effort.Blessed consummation of life when myself, as the court of final appeal, gives place to "my God." Then "He calls a worm His friend, He calls Himself my God."
II. THE GROUND OF THIS RELATIONSHIP.
1. He is my Master, my Provider, my Redeemer, my Father, my Friend. "Whose I am and whom I serve."
2. Faith gathers up these long-forgotten links, and welds them into a golden chain, whereby the heart is consciously rebound to God. Appropriating faith commands the fulness of God's heart and the omnipotence of His hand.
III. ITS EFFECT. Deeper than any mere channel of its communication, true gratitude has its spring in the immediate and responsive fellowship existing between the soul and God.
(G. G. Ballard.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,