Tuesday, May 22, 2012

29 uplifting Bible verses and quotes on thankfulness, giving thanks and being grateful to God

29 uplifting Bible verses and quotes on thankfulness, giving thanks and being grateful to God

We tend to concentrate on our problems and what we don't have to the point that we forget to observe what we do have and what great things God has done for us. If we only thought more on the benefits of redemption and the character of our God we would never be ungrateful again, but keep on giving thanks to God every day. Hope these verses will help you to achieve that.

1. Colossians 2:67
“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.”

2. Colossians 3:15
„Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.“

3. Colossians 4:2
„Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.“

4. Hebrews 12:28
„Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe...“

5. Colossians 3:16
„Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.“

6. Psalm 147:7
„Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.“

7. Jonah 2:9
„But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.“

8. 1 Chronicles 16:34
„Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.“

9. Psalm 35:18
„I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.“

10. Psalm 100:4
„Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.“

11. Psalm 107:8
„Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind...“

12. Psalm 118:21
„I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.“

13. Psalm 119:62
„At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.“

14. Romans 1:21
„For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.“

15. Romans 6:17
„But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.“

16. Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.“

17. Romans 14:6
„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.“

18. 1 Corinthians 15:57
„But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.“

19. 2 Corinthians 2:14
„But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.“

20. 2 Corinthians 9:11
„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.“

21. Ephesians 5:4
„Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.“

22. Philippians 4:6
„Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.“

23. Colossians 1:12
„...and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.“

24. Colossians 3:17
„And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.“

25. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
„...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.“

26. 1 Timothy 2:1
„I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people...“

27. 1 Timothy 4:4
„For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving...“

28. Revelation 7:12
„...Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

29. Revelation 11:17
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.“


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