On occasion - we here at webservants' ministries like to share God's word
with no comment, simply allowing it to speak for itself. The Bible is full
of reminders that we are to be thankful year-round but it certainly is helpful
to be reminded WHOM we have to thank for everyone and everything that is
good. I hope you all have been having a blessed Thanksgiving. For those of
you having a difficult one - you are in my prayers. The Basic Beliefs devotional
series will resume after the holiday. Thank you again for all the affirmations
and comments on the series thus far!
(Rom 14:6 NRSV) Those who observe the day, observe it
in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since
they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the
Lord and give thanks to God.
(1 Chr 16:34 NRSV) O give thanks to the LORD, for he is
good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
(Neh 12:24 NRSV) And the leaders of the Levites: Hashabiah,
Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, with their associates over against
them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David
the man of God, section opposite to section.
(Psa 30:11-12 NRSV) You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12 so
that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give
thanks to you forever.
(Psa 79:13 NRSV) Then we your people, the flock of your
pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we
will recount your praise.
(Mat 15:36 NRSV) he took the seven loaves and the fish;
and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and
the disciples gave them to the crowds.
(Rom 7:25 NRSV) Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ
our Lord! So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with
my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.
(Eph 5:18-20 NRSV) Do not get drunk with wine, for that
is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms
and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody
to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God the Father
at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Th 5:18 NRSV) give thanks in all circumstances; for
this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you