I would love for you to take a minute to look at what the Scriptures say about Thanksgiving!
God’s Word on Thanksgiving
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. (Psalms 95:2 KJV)
Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:11 KJV)
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalms 100:4 KJV)
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. (Psalms 69:30 KJV)
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)
O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalms 136:1 KJV)
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. (Psalms 75:1 KJV)
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 5:20 KJV)
Give thanks unto the Lord , call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. (1 Chronicles 16:8 KJV)
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. (Psalms 140:13 KJV)
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. (Psalms 119:62 KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord , and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord , hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord , how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. (Psalms 92:1-5 KJV)
As far back as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. It has been hard to explain why until I read all of these Scriptures! Yes, it falls during my favorite time of year and I do love the yummy food and fun time with family, but it truly wouldn’t be “Thanksgiving” if I didn’t stop to give thanks. I can’t help but smile and realize that when I give thanks it fills me up inside and makes me rejoice! How can I read these Scriptures and not get excited?!
I know that not all of my readers live in America and may not celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. But the great thing is we don’t have to wait for a special holiday. God says we are to give thanks in all things! He is always worthy!
I encourage you to meditate on these Scriptures this week and share them with your family and friends during your Thanksgiving celebrations! Think of all of the reasons to give thanks to our wonderful Lord!
I would be encouraged to hear you share one thing you are thankful for this week!
Until next week,