Daily Bible Reading “Be Thankful” (Psalm 100:4)

 

Be Thankful

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 100:4 and many other Scriptures.

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalm 100:4).

What are some words that remind you of what it means to be thankful? Some of the words I think of are grateful, appreciative, gratitude, and give thanks. We may use the words thanks or thank you to show we are thankful for something.

We have so much for which to be thankful. Think of all the things in our daily lives for which we can be thankful such as our family, homes, food, clothing, etc. One of the things we can be thankful for is this big beautiful world we live in that God created. I love to look around and see how many things I can find for which to give thanks. If we made a practice of doing that every day we would find we have a much more thankful attitude. What are some things for which you are thankful?

This Scripture reminds us that praise and giving of thanks are the keys that unlock the door for us to enter into the presence of God. When we pray these are two of the things we should do before we ever ask God for our needs. He blesses us in so many ways. We have so much for which to thank Him. He wants to know that we appreciate everything he does for us. Doesn’t it make you feel good when someone thanks you for doing something for them?

Having an attitude of gratitude can help your overall well-being. When we are grateful for the things we have we are blessed even more.

There are so many Scriptures in the Bible about giving thanks to the LORD I had a hard time eliminating them and deciding which ones to share on this post.

2 Samuel 22:50 – Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

There are a lot of verses in the book of Psalms about giving thanks to the LORD. I have included a few of them.

Psalm 18:49 – Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

Psalm 30:12 – To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 35:18 – I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

Psalm 97:12 – Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 105:1 – O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 119:62 – At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psalm 136:26 – O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 140:13 – Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Even Jesus gives us the example of being thankful when He gives thanks to God in Mark 14:23 – And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Paul thanks God for the people of Colosse in Colossians 1:3, “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.” Are you thankful for the people in your life? Do you let them know you’re thankful for them?

This Scripture reminds us to give thanks for everything 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

This Scripture reminds us to pray and give thanks for all men including those who are in authority. First Timothy 2:1-2, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Hebrews 13:15 – By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Revelation 11:17 – Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

I shared all these verses with you to show the wide range of things we have for which to be thankful. I hope this has helped to remind you to be thankful for everything.

 

 Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to be thankful?
  • What are some things for which we can be thankful?
  • How does it make you feel when someone shows they appreciate what you do for them?
  • What are some ways we can show our thanks to God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for these Scriptures which remind us that we have so much for which to be thankful. Help us to show our gratitude to You for all You have done for us. Help us to show our appreciation to others for things they do for us. Help us to live a life of gratitude, being grateful and thankful for everything. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

– Psalm 100:4

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Give Thanks is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends. Give Thanks contains 21 daily Bible lessons that remind us to have an attitude of gratitude.

Each lesson contains a brief commentary, coordinating Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

Four of Deborah’s friends contributed to the book and one of her friends contributed pictures of nature to remind us to be thankful for God’s creation. May God bless you as you read this book and remember all the things you have to be grateful for and to “Give Thanks” with a grateful heart.

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Daily Bible Reading “Give Thanks to God for the People in Your Life” (Romans 16:1-5)

 Smiling Group of ProfessionalsGive Thanks to God for the People in your Life

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Romans 16:1-5. Paul wrote this letter, to the Romans from Corinth and sent it by Phebe, who was a servant of the church at Cenchrea. What does Paul mean by saying that Phebe was a servant of the church?

Paul is sending a recommendation for Phebe. Sometimes in life, we need other people to intervene for us. We may need them to intercede with God and pray for us or to recommend us to other people. Paul knew Phebe and he knew about her dedication to Christ and the church.

Paul requests they accept her and support her in whatever she needs. In this Scripture, Paul gave thanks for Priscilla and Aquila, who he called his helpers in Christ Jesus. He says they stuck out their necks for him.

Throughout the next ten verses of the chapter, Paul goes through a whole list of people for whom he was thankful. Get out your Bible and look at it.

Many times in life we wouldn’t be where we are had it not been for the people God placed in our lives to help us along the way. Sometimes God gives you a job to do that is so big, you not only need His help, but the help of others to get it done. We need to remember to give God thanks always for the people He places in our lives.

The people God has placed in my life have really blessed me. He has placed so many people in my life who are willing to take their time and resources to help me.

It has been such a blessing for me to see how He has taken the relationships that I have made over the past few years with Christian friends on the Internet and used them to support me. I am humbled and grateful for each one of them and for each one of you.

When is the last time you stopped and took the time to think about the people God has placed in your life and gave Him glory and praise for them? Think about it: your mother, father, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, wife or husband, children, grandchildren, friends, fellow church members, business acquaintances, the servers in restaurants, the people who work in the stores you frequent, and many more.

The list goes on and on and sometimes, we take it all for granted. What if that person was no longer in your life? Wouldn’t there be a void?

Instead of taking everybody for granted and thinking they’ll always be there for us we need to take time to stop and thank the Lord for them and let them know how much we love and appreciate them. Don’t wait — tomorrow may be too late. Let them know today and let God know how much you appreciate all the people He has placed in your life.

Having an attitude of gratitude towards the people in your life not only shows them you care, it makes them want to be there for you. It’ll make you a happier person if you are thankful and appreciative of the people in your life.

People will enjoy being around you and will want to please you because you make them feel appreciated. Spending time thanking God for the people in your life will make Him know you are grateful as well.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Romans 16:1-5

1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:

2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you give God thanks for the people in your life?
  • What are some things we can do to help us not take people for granted?
  • Make a list of all the people God has placed in your life whom you are thankful for and keep adding to the list as God places more people in your life.
  • Tell at least one person each day how much you love and appreciate him or her.

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for all the people You placed in our lives. We thank You for our families, our friends, our church families, and our acquaintances. So many times we take them all for granted, forgive us and help us to love and appreciate them and to give thanks to You for them. You bless and enrich our lives by the people You place in our lives. We want to take time today to say thank You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Each lesson contains a brief commentary, coordinating Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

Four of Deborah’s friends contributed to the book and one of her friends contributed pictures of nature to remind us to be thankful for God’s creation. May God bless you as you read this book and remember all the things you have to be grateful for and to “Give Thanks” with a grateful heart.

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Daily Bible Reading “Come Before His Presence with Thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:1-6)

Psalm 95 2Come Before His Presence with

Thanksgiving

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 95:1-6. In Psalm 95 the Psalmist reminds us to sing to the Lord. He encourages us to make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. He tells us to come before His presence with thanksgiving.

When we hear the word “Thanksgiving,” we may think of the day in November when we in North America come together to celebrate with our families. In this instance it is a time of giving thanks to God for who He is and all He has done for us.

There are many ways we can give thanks to the LORD. We can sing praises to Him. We can play an instrument with songs of praise. We can read His Word and recite Scripture to Him. We can pray and thank Him for who He is and all He does. What are some other ways you may give thanks to God?

Why should we come before His presence with thanksgiving? The Lord is a great God and King. He is above all other gods. He is the creator of the earth. He made the seas and the dry land. He also created man in His own image. He is the rock of our salvation. He provided a way of forgiveness for us. Let’s sing praises to Him and worship Him. Let’s bow down before Him and honor Him. Let’s come into His presence with thanksgiving showing Him the gratitude that we have in our hearts for who He is and all He has done for us.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 95:1-6

1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can we show our gratitude to the LORD?
  • In what ways do you praise the LORD?
  • What are some things for which we can thank God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You LORD, for You are the creator of the earth and all that is in it. You are a great God and King above all gods. You are our maker. You are the rock of our salvation. Help us to come before You with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto You with psalms and hymns of praise. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 has already been published in a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Unto Thee, O God, Do We Give Thanks” (Psalm 75:1-10)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 75:1-10. Psalm 75 is a Psalm of Asaph. It is a song to the director of music, to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Asaph gives thanks to God for His name and His wondrous works. This Psalm is thought to possibly be a speech that was made when David was appointed governor and was then penned by Asaph.

David declared that he would do the job that was appointed for him to do and would judge the matters that were brought before him as governor. David took his duties seriously. He knew that God had allowed him to be placed in a position of authority. He didn’t take the job lightly. He wanted God and the people to know he would do his best to serve those over whom he’d been given authority. David promised to do his duty and judge the people fairly.

God will receive the congregation of the church one day. God will not only welcome us into His kingdom, but we will stand before Him as a righteous judge. Sometimes people only think of God as a loving God. He is a loving God, but He is also the judge of the earth. How do you feel about standing before God as your judge?

He warned the wicked not to lift up their horn against God. He reminded the people that promotion doesn’t come from the east or west, but from God, who exalts some and brings down others. He declared that the horns of the wicked would be cut off and the righteous would be exalted. He proclaimed that he would sing praises to the God of Jacob forever. This meant that he would honor God forever as well. Do you enjoy singing praises to God and honoring Him as your heavenly Father?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 75:1-10

1 [[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.]] Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

 

Things to think about:

  • Are you going to be among the righteous whom God exalts or the wicked He cuts off?
  • In what ways do you give thanks to God?
  • What are some things for which you thank God?
  • What are some ways you worship God?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 75.We give You thanks, dear God, for everything You have provided for us. You are a great God. You are a righteous judge. Help us to repent of our sins and cleanse our hearts so we can be part of the righteous You exalt and not the wicked You cut down. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.

The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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Daily Bible Reading “Give Thanks to God for the Triumph We Have in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2)

Give Thanks to God for the

Triumph We Have in Christ

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Corinthians 2. Paul’s is trying to express to the people how much he loves them. He tries to encourage them that they can have triumph (victory) in Christ.

He tells them that if any have sinned and caused grief among them, if they repent and want to be a part of the church again, the church members should forgive and show love towards them.

Paul warns the people that Satan will use confusion to cause division among them. Then, in verse 14 Paul gives thanks to God for always causing us to triumph in Christ.  We can find victory in God, through Christ both in this life and in the life to come. God forgives us and loves us and we ought to do the same for each other.

Daily Bible Reading:

2 Corinthians 2:1-17

1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy of you all.
4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways are you thankful for the victory we have in Christ?
  • How does un-forgiveness in your life affect you?
  • How does sin in your life affect you?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving us victory in Christ. Help us to forgive one another and to love one another, as You have forgiven and loved us. Help us to be on guard and not to let Satan get an advantage over us. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

– 2 Corinthians 2:14

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About the book:

Give Thanks is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman and Friends. Give Thanks contains 21 daily Bible lessons that remind us to have an attitude of gratitude.

Each lesson contains a brief commentary, coordinating Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

Four of Deborah’s friends contributed to the book and one of her friends contributed pictures of nature to remind us to be thankful for God’s creation. May God bless you as you read this book and remember all the things you have to be grateful for and to “Give Thanks” with a grateful heart.

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