When we do something for others and if that person does not give the credit to us we do not feel good. But if he acknowledges what we did, we feel good. The same thing happens with the Lord, when we give thanks to Him, He blesses us more.
Many people pray only to gain something from the Lord. Once they received what they prayed for, they didn’t give thanks to God. It is such a bad manner and makes the Lord upset.
God wants nothing from us except a beautiful relation. We can make a deep relationship with Him by giving thanks for all of His blessings. this is free of cost, we have to pay nothing for it.
Air, water, sunlight and so on which we get from nature free of cost. If we had to buy all these to use, how much money we have to pay for that. God loves us all that is why He supplies these to us.
The more we thank Him for His goodness, the more he will bless us. We need to build a habit of giving thanks to the Lord because it will help us to walk with Him.
Let us see the following verses which talk about giving thanks to God to build an intimate relationship with Him.
Bible Verses For Thanksgiving And Meaning
Psalm 106:1(KJV)“Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever”
Explanation:- God is good all the time. He created this universe for mankind. All the resources we get from nature are made by God. He loves us and because of our sake, He created all these so that we live here peacefully.
1 Thessalonians 5:18(KJV)” In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”
Explanation:- It is our priority to give thanks to the Lord as He deserves that. If we do not acknowledge His help in our work, He gets hurt from us. By giving thanks we can please Him.
Psalm 7:17(KJV)“I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high”
Explanation:- The Lord whom we worship is a righteous God and he demands from us nothing. When we walk along with him, in our life we can build a beautiful relationship with him. In our prayers, we should always give thanks to him because he is the one who provides everything when we are in need.
1 Timothy 1:12(KJV)“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry”
Explanation:- To encourage Timothy Paul told him that once upon a time he was a blasphemer but God forgave him because he did that ignorantly in unbelief. But when God called him he preached the gospel faithfully wherever he had been. Because of God’s grace, he thanked him for forgiving the sins that he did in his early life.
Ephesians 5:20(KJV)“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”
Explanation:- We should always praise the Lord and we need to sing songs to glorify him. In our prayers, we must give thanks to the father by taking the name of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:4(KJV)“I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ”
Explanation:- We are saved by the grace of Lord Jesus Christ. When Paul wrote the letter to the Corinthians he reminded them to praise the Lord as it is his will who revealed the truth before them.
Psalm 100:4(KJV)“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name”
Explanation:- When we enter the house of the Lord we should give him thanks because he is the one who loves us and allows us to enter into His kingdom. So from our heart, we need to thank him because he gave the most precious life to us.
Colossians 3:17(KJV)“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him”
Explanation:- In every ceremonial deed and speech we need to use the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and we need to thank God because he is the one who cares for us. The Bible tells us that for our salvation the name Jesus is very important because by his name we can get forgiveness for our sins.
Psalm 69:30(KJV)“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving”
Explanation:- We have to understand that we are the children of the highest God who created us in his own image. It is our duty to honor him and to thank him throughout our life. When we talk to him with thanksgiving he comes closer in our life.
Jeremiah 30:19(KJV)“And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small”
Explanation:- The Lord gladly accepts them who give thanks to Him. He blesses those who come before Him with a thankful heart. He loves us when we praise His name and glorify His name before the world.
1 Chronicles 16:8(KJV)“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people”
Explanation:- The word of God says to thank God because he deserves that and we need to call his name whenever we are in need of him and we are in miserable situations. You should also preach the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to those who have not yet received him. To enter into the kingdom of God, we all have to receive him because he is the only way by which we can reach the father.
1 Chronicles 16:34(KJV)“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever”
Explanation:- The Lord is merciful and he loves us and he forgives all our sins when we come before him. He wants us to thank him every moment everywhere in every situation because the things that we view with our naked eyes are nothing for him to get rid of from those situations. A man of God will always seek the presence of God in his life and will not depend on human power.
John 6:11(KJV)“And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would”
Explanation:- wherever Jesus used to go, people used to come to hear His words. One day while Jesus was sharing about the kingdom of God, there were around five thousand people gathered. Jesus fed them with a miracle. Jesus also thanked God for what He received.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18(KJV)“Rejoice evermore.Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you”
Explanation:- We should always hold a smile on our face. God wants us to be happy every time. Prayer is the key in our Christian life that guides us to walk along with the Lord. Apart from the prayers, we should also thank Him for His each and every individual blessing.
Psalm 28:7(KJV)“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him”
Explanation:- When we are weak we can rely on the Lord Jesus because he is strong. we might have problems in our life but we need to remember that our God can solve all our problems. We have a big God who can deliver us from all our surrounding problems which might seem bigger in our human perspective but with the Lord’s help, we can move the mountains. We need to thank God because he is our protector and he is our God.
Daniel 2:23(KJV)“I thank thee and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter”
Explanation:- Wisdom is the knowledge that we get from the Lord Jesus Christ which comes from heaven. We all need to thank the Lord for the knowledge that he gives us.
Ephesians 5:4(KJV)“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks”
Explanation:- To become a child of God we need to put aside all kinds of evil practices. We can work together as our aim is to reach the ultimate destination where we will live with our creator. We should thank God for every single hour because He is sustaining us and providing all our needs.
Philippians 4:6-7(KJV)“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”
Explanation:- We should not worry about anything but instead of thinking we should pray to God and when we submit our problems before him he will help us in our needs. Without prayer, we cannot please God if you think we can deliver ourselves from our own strength it would be our big mistake.
1 Chronicles 29:13(KJV)“Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name”
Explanation:- You can ask why I should thank God for what he did for me. We need to understand that this question came from our brain and this brain is also a gift from God. We cannot deny His blessings in our day-to-day life. Finally, to save us from the wrath of God, Jesus died on the cross.
1 Timothy 4:4-5(KJV)“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer”
Explanation:- All the creations of the Lord are perfect and this is for the use of human beings. We need to understand that the Lord who created heaven and earth loves us that is why he created everything for our sake. From our side we need to thank him because he is good and he thinks for us so, we must acknowledge all of his goodness.