In the current generation of Americans we have most likely, the most thankless generation in all of history. We are born as little tyrants, asking everything giving nothing. The nanny state caters to us, giving us free schools, food, clothing, and more nannies for the children that we did not kill with their free preventative measures. If you do not want to work you do not have to work, and you can still eat. We have become lazy and sloppy as a society, and we longer give thanks because everything is owed to us.
And, in the modern mindset why should we give thanks? All of life revolves around us, our needs, our wants, our demands. We never thank, we only complain when MacDonald's ruins our order or when our TV signal is down or our Smart Phone is having problems loading its applications.
One of the main reasons for this unthankfulness is the humanistic idea that we are god, and no matter how hard even the best of Christians try, they cannot escape all vestiges of this mentality, not only because we live in a culture permeated with it, but also because the ideas behind it spring from our own depraved hearts.
(Romans 1:21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
The chapter goes onto say what happens to these people in that God turn them over to vile affections. Here however, we see it beginning with, in part, unthankfulness. A young man or woman who is unthankful of either the sacrifices that their parents and forefathers have made for them, the place where God has put them, or the purpose God has given them, will, in all probability, cast these things aside, run from the will of God, and become like those in Romans one, who turned the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped the creature more than the creator.
Col_3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott