In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Gratitude is a beautiful grace, delightful to both God and people. Accordingly, believing Christians should always consider when the evening arrives that it is God who permitted them to live through the day. It is deplorable that many persons spend days, weeks, months, yes, even years, without considering what God has done for them. These people enjoy His protection, aid, and help, yet never bother to thank Him. They regard it as a matter of course that they are well and happy and spend their time in prosperity. They think that God owes it to them to protect them and cause all to be well with them. And so, O Christians, withdraw from such ungrateful persons. When you have passed the day, aided and protected by God—when the sun is about to set, and it is toward evening—lift up your eyes toward heaven in thanksgiving and prayer.