We're just one day away from Thanksgiving Day, and for Christians, this holiday is more than just a day filled with good food, fellowship, and football - is a time to reflect and be thankful for all that God has given us. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying Thanksgiving traditions, it's important to remember to take a moment and cultivate a heart of thanksgiving. And, though Thanksgiving is a one-day event, the Bible talks about the importance of giving thanks in every season - "... stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening ... 1 Chron 23:30."
The Gospel Herald has compiled a list of twelve Thanksgiving Bible verses to help you do just that. This Thanksgiving, whether you use these verses for your holiday cards, in your morning deovtions, or in your eveninng prayers - remember to "give thanks to the Lord - for He is good!"
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues. (NIV)
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (NIV)
1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate.I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.
1 Corinthians 1:4
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus
2 Corinthians 4:15
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
1 Timothy 4:4
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."