Give Thanks Unto The Lord

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever."
Psalm 107:1

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:17

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"
2 Corinthians 9:15

"And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Ephesians 5:18-20
 
Scripture exhorts us again and again to be thankful. Thankfulness is God’s very will for us (1 Thessalonians 5:17). A thankful spirit is a beautiful, true and victorious spirit. It is eternal cause for thanksgiving that a holy and awesome God should so love us as to pour out His mercy upon unworthy sinners through Jesus Christ, the indescribable gift. Thankfulness guards our heart against a myriad sins – covetousness, pride, complaining and murmuring, greed. Would Adam and Eve have believed Satan's lie that God was withholding His goodness from them if they had been rightly saturated with gratitude?

Thankfulness is a gem, born out of the spiritual treasure of humility. It is a sure antidote to discouragement. Thankfulness keeps us focused on God and gives Him glory. It refreshes our spirit and it keeps us joyful.

I have uploaded a song entitled Give Thanks Unto The Lord.
 
 
Here, “thank you” is sung in several languages:
Ekene       - Nigerian
Eshe         - Nigerian
Merci        - French
Asida        - Ghanaian
Thenki      - Sierra Leonian
Danke       - German
Asante      - Kenyan
Siyabonga - South African
Totenda    - Zimbabwean
( "Baba" means "Father" in many African languages )

"Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name."
Hebrews 13:15

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