In the United States, we celebrate something called Thanksgiving. It’s a one day celebration where we’re supposed to reflect on what we’re thankful for.
Oddly, this is followed by one of the most covetous, greedy and unthankful days of the year called Black Friday where we wait in long lines to get a good deal on things we really don’t need (American culture can be kind of strange).
Based on all that God has done for humanity, we should give thanks every day of the year – not just one.
There are a ton of verses in the Bible about giving thanks – and no where does it says to just do it one day a year. As you think back on the blessings in life, here are some verses to keep in mind. God Bless.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
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.
That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful 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.
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.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
All verses are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV).