1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
If one should give me a dish of sand, and tell me there were particles of iron in it, I might look for them with my eyes, and search for them with my clumsy fingers, and be unable to detect them; but let me take a magnet and sweep through it, and how it would draw to itself the almost invisible particles by the mere power of attraction! The unthankful heart, like my fingers in the sand, discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day, and as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find in every hour some heavenly blessings; only the iron in God's sand is gold.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.