16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
“Thankful people can worship wholeheartedly. Gratitude opens our hearts to God’s peace and enables us to put on love. Discontented people constantly calculate what’s wrong with their lot in life.” (Life Application Study Bible 2010)
“To increase your thankfulness, take an inventory of all you have (including your relationships, memories, abilities, and family, as well as material possessions). Use the inventory for prayers of gratitude. On Sunday, before worship, quit rushing around; instead, take time to reflect on reasons for thanks. Declare Sunday as your ‘thanks, faith, and hope’ day. Celebrate God’s goodness to you, and ask in prayer for all your needs for the week ahead.” (Life Application Study Bible 2010)
Life Application Study Bible. Zondervan, 2011. p. 2010.