Proverbs 27:7 – The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Often the reason we are not thankful is we have it too good in America. As the verse says when you are full, you loath or begin to despise things that most people would think are good like honey. Who doesn’t like honey? But when we begin to have too much at times, we begin to become unthankful. This is something we really have to guard against as Christians. God blesses us so much we begin to take for granted the things God gives us.
The opposite is having a hungry soul. That is pretty hard in America you might say. The verse said a hungry soul not a hungry stomach. That is a longing and yearning for God. That kind of soul only gets there by a lot of trial and tribulation. That kind of soul needs to seek God daily. That kind of soul needs a real relationship with Jesus Christ. That kind of soul even sees the blessings in bitter trials and thanks God for them. He is hungry for God. He wants revival or he will die. That is a hungry soul.
The bottom line is thankfulness starts in the soul, in the heart of man. A soul that must have God at all costs is a desperate soul. Are you a full soul or a hungry soul. The full soul is only concerned with the carnal, the hungry soul with the spiritual.