Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve noticed that people tend to say who/what they are thankful for, but rarely talk about to whom they are thankful.
So, to celebrate, here are some verses about thankfulness to God.
Leviticus 22:29 – And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will. [Notice that God refers to thanksgiving as a sacrifice. This is because it takes the attention off of ourselves and puts it on God. To the egotistical human nature, this is a sacrifice.]
2 Samuel 22:50 – Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
1 Chronicles 16:8 – Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
1 Chronicles 16:34 – O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Chronicles 5:13 – It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
Psalm 27:6 – That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Psalm 30:12 – To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 34:1 – I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 69:30 – I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 95:2 – Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psalm 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 107:1 – O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Jonah 2:9 – But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
Ephesians 5:3-4 – But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Colossians 2:6-7 – As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Happy giving of thanks!