R4E130828 – Thanksgiving by Douglas Jacoby
1 Thanksgiving Origins of the American Celebration
2 Forgiveness Loves More Thanksgiving
3 Revelation Blessing Glory Wisdom Thanksgiving Honor Power
Biblical sidelights on Thanksgiving
- Many of the Psalms express gratitude
- Psalm 69:30 — “I will praise the name of God with a song / I will magnify him with thanksgiving.”
- Psalm 100:4 — “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! / Give thanks to him; bless his name!”
- Thanksgiving is a special theme in Luke’s gospel
- Luke is full of stories of people responding appropriately / inappropriately, with or without gratitude (such as the rich man and Zacchaeus, in Luke 18 and 19).
- Luke 7 — the sinful woman loves much.
- It is easy to despise those who effusively express their gratitude (like Michal, 2 Samuel 6)…
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