What does it mean to thank someone for something?
First and foremost, it does not necessarily mean that you agree with them for what they did. However, you may still feel drawn to say it as a sign of gratitude. Nevertheless, the simple meaning is to credit them for what they did. Credit with what? Guilt or appreciation? It’s up to the recipient to determine which is it. Credit for good things, appreciation. Credit for a bad thing? Guilt.
I thank you, I credit you.
One of many things we thank God for:
“he saved us” (Titus 3:5)
One of many things we thank the Holy Spirit for:
“rebirth and renewal” (Titus 3:5)
One of many things we thank Jesus for:
“Holy Spirit, poured out on us”. (Titus 3:6)
Give God the credit (glory and praises) for what He has done through His Son Jesus Christ by the might of His Spirit.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
“And if the Spirit of him (God) who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he (God) who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” (Romans 8:11)
What does it mean, “give life to my mortal bodies”?
God gave life to my mortal body when He brought me to full knowledge of Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the knowledge His Spirit is teaching daily to help me fixed my eyes on Jesus daily.
As Jesus my Lord and Savior had said,
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)