November 22, 2022
When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. 11 “Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest — when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; 13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end — 17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
Deuteronomy 8:10-18 (NLT)
When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock!16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.
Romans 1:18-21 (ESV)
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever. (2) Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God
Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, (7) rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving
1 Thessalonians 5:18 -Amp
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Thanks – Definition
An expression of gratitude: acknowledgement especially by words of a benefit received from or offered by another.
Thanksgiving – Definition
A public acknowledgement or celebration of Divine goodness and mercies.