AN ATTITUDE OF THANKSGIVING
2 And walk in love, as Christ also
hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to
God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all
uncleanness, or covetousness, let it
not be once named among you, as
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish
talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of
Ps 100:4 Enter into his gates with
thanksgiving, and into his courts with
praise: be thankful unto him, and bless
Psalms 140:13 Surely the righteous
shall give thanks unto thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Psalms 69:30 I will praise the name of
God with a song, and will magnify him
Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule
in your hearts, to the which also ye
are called in one body; and be ye
1. Why should the Chrisian possess an
attitude of thanksgiving ?
We may think of many reasons to be
thankful but the one basic reason is
that it pleases God.
The one main goal of the believer
should always be to pleases God with
If we are not pleasing God we are
Just a few things the believer should
be thankful for.
2 Sam 22:50
50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD,
among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
1 Cor 15:57,
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Cor 2:14
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth
us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour
of his knowledge by us in every place.
2.For God's goodness and mercy:
1 Chr 16:34‑35
34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever.
35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation,
and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen,
that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
11 And they sang together by course in praising and
giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for
his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the
people shouted with a great shout, when they praised
the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the
LORD was laid.
1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD;
for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3. For His Holiness:
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and
give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
4. For Revelation given us:
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee,
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast
hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast
revealed them unto babes.
5. For Enabling us to accomplish His will
1 Tim 1:12
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord,
who hath enabled me, for that he counted
me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
6. For food
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes,
and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his
disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
7. For hearing our prayers
41 Then they took away the stone from the place
where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes,
and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
8. For others:
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin,
but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
which was delivered you.
1 Thes 2:13
13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye
heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men,
but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually
worketh also in you that believe.
Their spiritual growth
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ
for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout
the whole world.
1 Tim 2:1
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be
made for all men;
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
2 Thes 1:3
3 We are bound to thank God always for
you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your
faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of
every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
For Spiritual Leaders
2 Cor 8:16
16 But thanks be to God, which put the same
earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
9. For victory over Satan
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty,
which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou
hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
10. For everything
1 Thes 5:18 In every thing give
thanks: for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.
How can I Thank God for all His blessings ?
I. IN SONG
2 Chr 5:13 It came even to pass, as
the trumpeters and singers were as
one, to make one sound to be heard
in praising and thanking the LORD;
and when they lifted up their voice
with the trumpets and cymbals and
instruments of musick, and praised
the LORD, saying, For he is good;
for his mercy endureth for ever:
that then the house was filled with
a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
Ps 95:2 Let us come before his
presence with thanksgiving, and
make a joyful noise unto him with
II. BY GIVING
2 Chr 29:31 Then Hezekiah answered
and said, Now ye have consecrated
yourselves unto the LORD, come
near and bring sacrifices and
thank offerings into the house of
the LORD. And the congregation
brought in sacrifices and thank
offerings; and as many as were of
a free heart burnt offerings.
2 Chr 33:16 And he repaired the
altar of the LORD, and sacrificed
thereon peace offerings and thank
offerings, and commanded Judah to
serve the LORD God of Israel.
Lv 22:29 And when ye will offer a
sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the
LORD, offer it at your own will.
Ps 107:22 And let them sacrifice
the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and declare his works with
III. BY SERVING
1 Chr 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons
of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri,
and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and
Mattithiah, six, under the hands
of their father Jeduthun, who
prophesied with a harp, to give
thanks and to praise the LORD.
2 Chr 31:2 And Hezekiah appointed
the courses of the priests and
the Levites after their courses,
every man according to his
service, the priests and Levites
for burnt offerings and for peace
offerings, to minister, and to
give thanks, and to praise in the
gates of the tents of the LORD.
IV. BY REPENTANCE FROM SIN UNTO GOD
6 I will wash mine hands in
innocency: so will I compass thine
altar, O LORD:
7 That I may publish with the
voice of thanksgiving, and tell of
all thy wondrous works.
V. BY BEING COMMITTED
Ps 50:14 Offer unto God
thanksgiving; and pay thy vows untothe most High: