This Thanksgiving, take a break from the turkey and mashed potatoes and reflect on what you are truly thankful for. Take a few minutes to read these 5 Thanksgiving Bible Verses and reflect on the many blessings in your life.
1. Genesis 9:26-27:
26 Then Noah said,
“May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed,
and may Canaan be his servant!
27 May God expand the territory of Japheth!
May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem,[a]
and may Canaan be his servant.”
In Genesis 9:26-27, God gives humanity the rainbow as a sign that He will never again destroy the world by flood. This is an amazing promise, and it’s one that has given hope to people for thousands of years. The rainbow is a beautiful symbol of God’s love and faithfulness, and it’s a reminder that He is always with us.
If you’re looking for a sign of hope in the midst of difficulties, look up at the sky and find the rainbow. It’s a reminder that God is always with us and that He will never leave us alone.
2. Exodus 23:16:
16 “Second, celebrate the Festival of Harvest, when you bring me the first crops of your harvest.
“Finally, celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the harvest season, when you have harvested all the crops from your fields.
“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.”
This verse from Exodus is a clear command from God that we are to treat the poor fairly in legal matters. We are not to take advantage of them or treat them unfairly simply because they are not as wealthy as we are. This verse reminds us that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, and that we are to show justice and compassion to all, regardless of their circumstances.
3. Deuteronomy 26:5-11:
5 “You must then say in the presence of the Lord your God, ‘My ancestor Jacob was a wandering Aramean who went to live as a foreigner in Egypt. His family arrived few in number, but in Egypt they became a large and mighty nation.
6 When the Egyptians oppressed and humiliated us by making us their slaves,
7 we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors. He heard our cries and saw our hardship, toil, and oppression.
8 So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and powerful arm, with overwhelming terror, and with miraculous signs and wonders.
9 He brought us to this place and gave us this land flowing with milk and honey!
10 And now, O Lord, I have brought you the first portion of the harvest you have given me from the ground.’ Then place the produce before the Lord your God, and bow to the ground in worship before him.
11 Afterward you may go and celebrate because of all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. Remember to include the Levites and the foreigners living among you in the celebration.
These verses tell the story of how the Israelites were able to conquer the promised land. The Israelites had to go through a lot of adversity to get to the promised land. They were slaves in Egypt and were able to escape with the help of God. They then spent 40 years in the wilderness before finally arriving at the promised land.
These verses show that God is faithful and will help his people overcome any obstacle. If you are facing a difficult situation, know that God is with you and will help you overcome it.
4. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
1 There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
5. James 1:17:
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17 tells us that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.” In other words, God is the source of all good gifts. This includes the gifts of talent, intelligence, and creativity. It also includes the gifts of love, joy, and peace.
God gives us these gifts so that we can use them to His glory. When we use our gifts to serve others and to glorify God, we are living in accordance with His plan for our lives. James 1:17 is a reminder that we should be thankful for the gifts that God has given us, and we should use them to His glory.
This Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for all the blessings in your life, no matter how big or small. These 5 Thanksgiving Bible Verses will give you a new perspective on thankfulness.