By George Fox
In Everything Give Thanks to the Lord (1674)
Friends, – In everything give thanks to the Lord; for from him every good thing do you receive; for the apostle saith, 1 Thess. v. 18. “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ concerning you;” and they that do not obey this doctrine, do not the will of God in Jesus Christ. And the apostle saith, “Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be met with thanksgiving.” etc. 1 Tim. iv. 4. And David saith, “At midnight I will rise to give thee thanks, because of thy righteous judgments,” Psalm cxix, 62. And David saith, “O give thanks to the Lord, for it is good, because his mercy endures forever.” Psalm cxviii. 1. So the Lord is worthy of all the thanks and praises, through Jesus Christ, who created all be Jesus Christ, to his glory and honour for evermore.