First of all, happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope that you all have something great to do with family today.
Numbers chapter 6 is not necessarily a typical Thanksgiving passage, but I still have a pretty uplifting thought for today.
Num 6:22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 6:23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
Num 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
Num 6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Num 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Num 6:27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
If you think about all of the things listed in these verses, the people of Israel had an awful lot to be thankful for. God was going to bless them, keep them, let his face shine upon them, and be gracious to them, and ultimately give them peace.
What’s not to like about that?
Today, we have the same relationship with God. When we are a child of His and abide in Him, He will do all of these things for us.
God is good all the time, and we should praise a lot more than we do. Even if we are praising for 23 hours a day, it should be a continual activity. Our entire life should be full of praise for who God is, what God has done, and what He will do.
Psa 34:1 A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psa 150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Psa 150:2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Psa 150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Psa 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Psa 150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Psa 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
I hope that you all have an excellent Thanksgiving, and I hope that we all can take time to thank God for everything that He has done for us.