This week, each post will contain scripture about thanksgiving as we prepare for Thanksgiving Day. Giving thanks should be a daily routine, of course. But Thanksgiving Day does remind us of how much we have to be thankful for. My hope is that the scripture this week will lead to a more spiritual Thanksgiving Day celebration.
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! And thy thoughts are very deep.” (Psalm 92:1-5, KJV)
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” (Psalm 95:1-7, NIV)
“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.” (Psalm 7:17, NIV)
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24, ESV)