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9 Scripture Passages Expressing Thankfullness
By Megan Simmermeyer, Communications co-op

As Thanksgiving approaches on Nov. 23, 2017, we continue to celebrate and express gratitude for God’s blessings. Below is a collection of 9 scripture passages that center on the expression of thankfulness, and offer a deeper reflection of what it means to thank God for our many blessings.

1.
Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.


2.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


3.

Ephesians 5: 19-20

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


4.

Colossians 1: 3-4

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people.


5.

Colossians 3: 15-17

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 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.


6.

1 Chronicles 16: 8-11

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name;
make known among the nations what He has done.
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
tell of all His wonderful acts.
Glory in His holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and His strength;
seek His face always.

 


7.

1 Corinthians 1: 4

I always thank my God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus.


8.

2 Corinthians 9: 11

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.


9.

Jeremiah 30: 19

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 distained.

 

*All passages are from the New International Version translation.