Ascribe majesty to God’s name and give thanks to God with praise, with songs on your lips, and with harps; this is what you shall say in thanksgiving.
Did you know that the word “thanksgiving” is mentioned in the Bible 69 times? It generally signified an expression of thanks to God, accompanied by prayers on behalf of God’s people. The Psalms are filled with words of thanks and gratitude.
The ancient Israelites offered thanks because God remained ever faithful to the covenant made with their ancestors at Sinai. They offered words of gratitude for all of God’s saving acts.