5 Things the Bible Says about Thankfulness

For many, the Thanksgiving holiday is a day to gather with those close to you, share a big meal, and maybe even watch sports or play board games. But what does the Bible say about thanksgiving?

Throughout God’s Word, we see example after example of the essential role thankfulness has in the Christian life, no matter the circumstance. Giving thanks should not be limited to a single day, but a daily intimate practice that centers your mind on God’s blessings. We are to give thanks to God, for it glorifies Him and focuses our gaze on His goodness.

Here are five Bible verses about thankfulness:

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.”

Psalm 95:2-3

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 136:1

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

Colossians 2:6-7

 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

What are you thankful for? We encourage you to take some time and reflect on the ways God has blessed you today.

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  1. Brandon Ericsson says:


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