Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Faithlife!
C. S. Lewis once wrote, “We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good because it is good; if bad because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.”
Lewis reminds us—despite the culture and context of current events—why we should, like Paul exhorts, “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:18).
Here are 13 Bible verses about thanksgiving and gratitude to meditate on this Thanksgiving to help refocus us as we, like Lewis, long for our “eternal country.”
***Psalm 7:17 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. Click To Tweet Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Click To Tweet Psalm 50:23 The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God! Click To Tweet Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Click To Tweet 1 Chronicles 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Click To Tweet Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Click To Tweet Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Click To Tweet 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. Click To Tweet 1 Timothy 4:4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. Click To Tweet Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Click To Tweet 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Click To Tweet