thanks (n) a good feeling you have towards someone who had helped you; an expression of gratitude;
thanksgiving (n) a prayer that expresses thanks to God; a public acknowledgement or celebration of diving goodness
The Bible is loaded with verses about thanks and thanksgiving. Just look at these numbers. The first number represents “thanks,” the second “thanksgiving,” and the last the total number both are mentioned.
- English Standard Version 95 / 40 = 135
- American Standard Version 100 / 32 = 132
- King James Version 71 / 27 = 98
- Darby’s New Translation 78 / 33 = 113
Obviously giving thanks is important to the Lord.
Giving thanks on Thanksgiving is typically a smile and a handshake for our employees and customers. Sometimes it includes gift cards or food. It always includes a nice prayer over the turkey at meal time.
But this year I challenge you to take your thanks to a higher level!