How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people.
Throughout the Psalms and the rest of the Bible, we are encouraged and commanded to give thanks to the Lord.
Giving thank offerings, giving a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
singing songs and psalms of thanksgiving all are part of our
serving and worshiping our creator and redeemer.
He is the One Who has brought us from the captivity of sin into His glorious freedom. He is the One Who redeemed our soul from eternal torment and unquenchable fire into an
eternal rejoicing in an eternal city of such beauty and bounty
that even the greatest human mind can not comprehend the depth and height and width of it. He is the One Who from before time knew us and in spite of all of our flaws, paid the ultimate price for us. He is the One Who is the perfect example of loving sacrifice.
This is the week when we will eat too much and maybe
watch too much football. But this is also the week when we are reminded to be thankful for both the seen and unseen blessings and protection of the Lord. So take time to stop and give a thank offering to the Lord for what He has given. Take time to offer to Him a deep reverence that comes from a heart filled with true thanksgiving.