Unthankful is defined (Webster’s 1828 dictionary) as not thankful, ungrateful, and not making acknowledgments for good received. This accurately yet shamefully describes people today, doesn’t it? The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy (II Timothy 3:2) that people, in the last days, would be unthankful. Based upon that one description alone, we could, with a high possibility, be in that time.
We, as a people, are exceedingly rich in possessions but we are also severely lacking in thankfulness. Not only have we become unappreciative of what we do have, we have also become unappreciative of what we don’t have.
David wrote in Psalms 100:4, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” When we come into God’s presence, we are to come with a heart of gratitude and appreciation and speak to Him with words of praise, acknowledging and recognizing Him for who He is and what He has done for us.