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It might have looked like a scene from a Zombie movie. (I hate those but that’s besides the point)
Their skin was laden with sores.
In some cases, their appendages were falling off.
The plague of leprosy in the Bible, not only caused physical disease, but it required you to live outside the city so you didn’t spread the contagion to your friends, family and loved ones.
As a warning measure, lepers had to announce their presence in public by shouting “Unclean, Unclean” to those who were coming near them.
As Jesus was walking through Samaria and Galilee, he met ten lepers who announced their presence to Him.
Since the priests were the ones to proclaim someone was now clean, Jesus told the lepers to go to the priest for an examination
And they were healed.
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Thanksgiving in the Scripture
Ingratitude creeps in quickly without any effort on our part.
Even in the midst of God’s blessing, we can become so focused on ourselves and our own situation that we don’t take the time to say Thank you.
The pattern of the world is to focus on what is right in front of us at this very moment, to be selfish and self absorbed.
But according to Romans 12:2 we are called to renew our minds in faith and be thankful.
Renew our minds in faith. (I needed to say that again because I need to grasp hold of that scripture truth!)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. -Romans 12:2
The word Thanks appears 114 times in the Bible and the word Thanksgiving appears 30 times.
And no wonder. Being thankful is something we need to daily practice and perfect because it takes effort and goes against the flesh. Being thankful is a transformative process as Christ is formed in us daily.
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When the tenth leper was pronounced clean, he went back to Jesus, fell at His feet and thanked Him in a loud voice.
Bible Verses on Thanksgiving
After visiting the priest, 9 of the 10 lepers didn’t thank Jesus.
They forgot to thank the One who healed them.
Scriptures to Give Thanks
Are you teetering on the edge of self absorbtion forgetting to give thanks to the Lord? It’s time to renew our mind with these Scriptures to give thanks.
If you’ve ever struggled with HOW to give thanks to God, what to thank God for, and why you should thank God, these Scriptures are for you!
It’s my prayer that these Thanksgiving Bible Scriptures help you renew your mind to become more thankful!
Bible Verses for Giving Thanks
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 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.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
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.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
2 Corinthians 2:14
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.
1 Timothy 1:12
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Corinthians 11:24
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
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.
1 Thessalonians 3:9
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
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.
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
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