Thanksgiving is in a couple of days and gratitude is the buzzword of the week on social media. It really is a shame that being thankful is only really thought one month of the year. God says in the Bible that we are to give thanks in all things and at all times. In light of season, we thought that we would share some verses from the Bible about giving thanks.
15 Bible Verses about Giving Thanks
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:15
From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained. ~ Jeremiah 30:19
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:11
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. ~ Psalm 9:1
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. ~ Psalm 107:8-9
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:16-17
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:4-5
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. ~ Ephesians 1:15-16
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5
Praise the LORD.Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. ~ Psalm 106:1
In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. ~ Isaiah 12:4
the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 33:11
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
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. ~ Psalm 95:2-3
Sum It Up
The Bible instructs us to give thanks to God in all things, good and bad. We are to give thanks at all times, not just because it is a certain season. Giving thanks should be a part of our everyday lives although it seems that it has been relegated to a once a year holiday. Read our prayer post about Thankfulness.
What are you the most thankful for?