14 Reasons from Scripture to Give Thanks

14 Reasons from Scripture to Give Thanks

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This year — before the parades and feasts — make a tradition to point your thanks heavenward for all that God has done. The perfect place to start with a grateful heart this Thanksgiving is in God’s Word. Here are 14 ways the Bible encourages us to be thankful.

For God’s Grace (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

For our inheritance in Christ (Colossians 1:12)
And giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.

For strength (1 Timothy 1:12)
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

For His reign (Revelation 11:17)
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.

For hope (Psalm 71:14)
As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise You more and more.

For what He’s done (Psalm 107:22)
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of His works with songs of joy.

For the Word of God (Psalm 119:164)
Seven times a day I praise You for Your righteous laws.

For life (Psalm 71:6)
From birth I have relied on You; You brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise You.

For fellow believers (Ephesians 1:16)
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

For peace (Colossians 3:15)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

For bearing our burdens (Psalm 68:19)
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

For His goodness (Psalm 136:1)
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.

For victory in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57)
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

For everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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