What does the Bible say about Thanksgiving? Well, obviously nothing specifically about the American holiday of Thanksgiving. However, the Bible does have a lot to say about having a thankful spirit. Our holiday of Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of reflection, and a time to remember and be grateful for every blessing we have, large or small. Thanksgiving and gratitude are things that God expect us to practice every day – not just on a holiday. So this Thanksgiving holiday – and every day – meditate on these verses.
The Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.
The Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.
Neither death nor life, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree—so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Whether it’s November, December, or any other month of the year, keep these verses in mind to help you remain always thankful in every situation!