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Bible Verses to Inspire Thankfulness

It is important to humble yourself and give thanks for all of the blessings you’ve been blessed with. We’ve gathered a list of Bible verses to ponder on and encourage feelings of gratitude and thankfulness in your heart. 

Bible Verses Pertaining to Gratitude and Thankfulness:

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7

The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

Isaiah 51:3

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

Psalm 147:7

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Colossians 4:2

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Ephesians 1:15-16

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29:13

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69:30

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving

1 Timothy 4:4

Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Romans 14:6

Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”

 1 Chronicles 16:35 

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Daniel 6:10

After he said this, he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.

Acts 27:35

I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.

Psalm 35:18

If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:30-31

Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

John 6:11

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

Psalm 7:17

Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

Ephesians 5:4

saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

Revelation 7:12

Because the Lord kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to honor the Lord for the generations to come.

Exodus 12:42

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

1 Thessalonians 1:2

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Romans 1:8

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

2 Thessalonians 1:3

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.

John 11:41

We Hope

We hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Consider Who gave you all; don’t forget to thank Him.

-Torrance Church of Christ

8 Measures We Can Take to Become More Christlike

Romans 15:5 states: May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

Take a second to ponder on that scripture. What does it mean to you? How does this apply to your life?  Do you have the same attitude as Christ? Are you taking the initiative to become more like Christ? 

Why it is Important to be Christlike

 

When we align our values and actions to that of Christ, we are taking the steps to become closer to God and everlasting life. We will be examples to those in our lives who need extra encouragement. And we will become better able to combat the temptations of evil. 

Christ is Love

 

Christ is the quintessential model for love. He came to this Earth to teach us because He loves us so much. He faced persecution because He loves us so much. He sacrificed His life to enable us to attain eternal life because He loves us so much. If He was able to face death because He loves us, we should be able to love our boss who sometimes works us too hard, our neighbor who complains about our dog barking, and the driver who cut us off. We need to love everyone, even those who have wronged us. 

Christ is a Friend

 

Jesus nurtured and maintained his friendship with his disciples. He was attentive to them, respected them, and loved them enough to share the Word of God with them. We can also take a look at the Story of Lazarus. Jesus actively listened and comforted Martha and Mary when they came to Him and shared their concerns and fears for their brother. Christ showed and displayed empathy for the two women. He understood the importance and positive impact being a friend can have. We can all learn from His example. Be a friend to those who need you. Listen to, engage with, and let your friend know how significant they are. 

Christ is Forgiving

 

In Luke, we learn of the sinful woman. She had discovered Jesus was attending dinner at the Pharisee's house and came to Him. The others in attendance were disgusted by this woman and commented on her sinful lifestyle. She had cried to Jesus, washed His feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with perfume. Jesus forgave her for her sins. On His last day in His mortal body, Jesus forgave Peter. Jesus had warned Peter that when the day came, Peter would deny Him three times. Peter did not believe this, but he realized his mistake when the moment came and he had in fact denied Jesus, not just once, but three times, like was prophesied. Jesus forgave His friend. Irrefutably the best example of Jesus showing forgiveness was when the Roman soldiers were nailing Him to the cross. Not only were the soldiers nailing Him up, but the other criminals on crosses and the crowd that had gathered to watch were mocking Him. This is when Jesus cried out:

What a powerful message we get from that scripture. Forgiveness is such a crucial instruction we need to apply in our lives. 


Christ is Obedient

 

The mere fact that Jesus came to this Earth to teach and die for our sins to be forgiven shows how obedient Christ is. His whole mortal life was overflowing with obedience. Jesus taught, preached, and lived the Word of God. He served his Father in every moment of His life. We need to also. We need to obey our Father's commandments. 

Christ is Patient

 

Throughout His lifetime, Christ practiced patience. He showed patience every time He was mocked, doubted, and persecuted. He showed patience with his disciples while teaching them. Jesus showed patience with his friends, and patience with his enemies, He even showed patience while he suffered on the cross. We too can be patient with those around us.

Christ is Humble

 

Jesus is perfect. He healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, and turned water into wine. He performed countless miracles. Yet, He was never prideful. Instead, He always stayed humble. Jesus’s mortal life started in humility. He was born in a barn. He learned the trade of carpentry, a humble profession, not one of nobility. Jesus spent time and shared love with people from all walks of life, the sick, the sinners, women, and children. At the Last Supper, Jesus showed humility by washing His apostle’s feet. Jesus never placed Himself above anybody. He was humble in all of His doings.

Christ is Prayerful

 

Throughout the Bible, we can find many examples of Jesus praying. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray and the power of prayer. Jesus prayed openly with others, and in private. He knew the importance of communication with our Father in Heaven. Pray often, pray for yourself and others.

Christ is Charitable

 

Jesus regularly spent his time being charitable. Being charitable doesn’t just mean the more common definition it has today of donating goods and money. Charity can be displayed in many forms and no matter the form, it basically comes down to helping those in need. One lesson we can learn in the Bible about charity is the story of Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was the tax collector in Jericho. He was a wealthy man. While Jesus was passing through town, Zacchaeus was so touched by Jesus, that he donated half of his possessions. We can and should soften our hearts as Zacchaeus had. We should be generous to others.

Your Steps

 

By adopting these 8 attributes into your daily life, you can become more Christlike. Be love, be a friend, forgive everyone, practice obedience, realize patience, humble yourself, pray often, and serve others in charity. 

Matthew 6:19-21 says: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

We are promised riches and treasures in Heaven. By becoming more Christlike, you are doing your part to attain your place in eternal glory.