Scriptures

Here are some Scriptures on why it is good to give thanks:

Old Testament

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
(Exodus 15:2)

I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
(Deuteronomy 32:3)

David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
(1 Chronicles 29:10)

Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
(Nehemiah 8:6)

New Testament

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
(Ephesians 1:3)

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.
(Hebrews 13:15)

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
(James 5:13)

All Scripture quotations are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.