"...joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light."
How do we qualify for entrance into God's eternal kingdom? How do we gain possession of eternal life? The Bible tells us in Colossians 1:12 that the Father has qualified us to share in his loved Son's kingdom.
The word qualified means to be allowed entrance into an event or organization because a person met the standards necessary for entrance.
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may overflow in thanksgiving to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15
As we reflect on all we have to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving Day, God's grace is at the top of the list. 2 Corinthians 4:15 says, "All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may overflow in thanksgiving to the glory of God." To understand more fully about why God's grace is at the top of our Thanksgiving List, we must first take a close look at the context of this verse starting in 2 Corinthians chapter 3.