“When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God…” Deut. 8:10, 11a.
“Giving thanks unto the Father…” (Col. 1:12) “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth to all generations.” (1Thess. 5:18; Ps. 100:4,5).
“Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.” “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.” “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” (1Chron. 16:8; John 3:16; 1Chron. 8:34; 1John 3:1a).
Give thanks! because He, “hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light…hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son; In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” (Col. 1:12-14).
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said. Amen, and praised the Lord.”(1Chron. 8:36).
Thank you, heavenly Father for all your goodness and mercy, your great love you have loved us with, for making us one in you. May we gather this weekend and bless your holy name, giving you praise. Amen.