Thanksgiving Bible Verses: 12 Favorite Scriptures for Christians to Remember

Nov 07, 2014 11:39 AM EST

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved American holidays, evoking images of family, turkey, football, and pumpkin pie. However, to Christians, Thanksgiving has a far greater meaning: it is special day set aside to reflect and give thanks to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on His people.

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Here are 12 great Bible verses to remind you of the true reason for Thanksgiving as you celebrate this wonderful holiday with your loved ones.

  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 - O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

  • Psalm 100:4 - Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

  • Psalm 107:29-32 - He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet; So He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

  • Jeremiah 33:11- Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
  • Ephesians 5:4 - Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

  • 2 Corinthians 9:11 - You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

  • Colossians 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  • Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

  • 1 Timothy 4:4-5 - For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
  • Revelation 11:17 - We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign
  • Revelation 7:12 - Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.