I will start from a reason Christ was persecuted. IF we follow The Lord, we will be persecuted
But, the real reason I share is thanks giving!
-“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His Love endures forever.”
Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
– “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
– “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
8 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving
• 1) 1 Chronicles 16:34. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
• 2) Colossians 3:15-17. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. …
• 3) Philippians 4:6. …
• 4) Psalm 30:12.
• 5) Isaiah 12:4-5. …
• 6) Hebrews 12:28-29. …
• 7) Jonah 2:9. …
• 8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5.
We can go on! Give thanks in ALL things!
We have Thanksgiving coming up!
In 1924, the annual Thanksgiving parade started in Newark, New Jersey by Louis Bamberger at the Bamberger’s store was transferred to New York City by Macy’s. In New York, the employees marched to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes.
We will spice in the verses as we move along:
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. Psalm 100:4
• What does it mean to give thanks?
• How do we give thanks?
Bible verses about thanksgiving in hard times.
In the Old Testament, you’ll see that thanksgiving has limited expression. For instance, Bible verses about thanksgiving in the Old Testament are closely tied to “praise.” In other words, the people would praise God for Who He is (Ps. 106:1; 118:1; 136:1) or for delivering them from a bad situation (Lev. 7:11-16; Ps. 107:21-22).
Why should we give thanks?
Giving thanks is so much more than saying “thank you” when someone does something nice for you or working up feelings of gratitude. As we saw above, giving thanks is directly tied to your relationship with God.
We see this exemplified time and time again in the New Testament.
From the “sinful woman” who put oil on Jesus’ head and poured perfume on his feet as an expression of her thankfulness (Luke 7:40-47) to Zacchaeus paying back fourfold from what he took from others (Luke 19:3-6), thankfulness and gratitude became a hallmark of their life.
Now, if you have placed your faith in Christ, it is God’s will for you to “give thanks” (1 These. 5:18).
To help you live a life of thankfulness, we’re going to walk you through thanksgiving Bible verses that will lead you to give thanks in “every circumstance.”
Pick several of the verses in the Bible about thanksgiving below to memorize and meditate upon today.
1 Chronicles 16:34-35:
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Say also: ‘Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.'”
1 Chronicles 29:13:
“And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.”
“But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the LORD!”
“I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.”
“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
“I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O LORD, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.”
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
“Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.”
“That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”
“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.”
“I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.”
“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”
“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!”
Psalm 107:1, 8-9:
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
Isaiah 12:1, 4-5:
“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…And you will say in that day’….’Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. ‘Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.’”
“Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel! declares the Lord GOD.”
“To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”
“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.”
“The voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD: ‘Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!’ For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the LORD.”
“Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted.”
1 Corinthians 15:57:
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 2:14:
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
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.”
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. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.”
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.”
I am aware that we have mentioned some of these prior, but I wanted to list memorable bible verses. Keep these close to your heart. If I was your Professor in College I would say – Memorize them!
I was shared with by a Christian family who stated that they would cook for Thanksgiving but take Joy in giving away the cooked meal! I was blessed by this! The family takes on new meaning! Having blessings as a family preparing the meal! Joy in giving it away. Being blessed all around! Hallelujah!
I will admit that there is so much to share. What are YOU doing for Thanksgiving?
What reasons do you have for giving thanks?
You are still here! A reason to give thanks.