The American holiday tradition of Thanksgiving Day was started by President Lincoln in 1863. During the midst of the Civil War, the President decided to set aside a time for the nation to stop and reflect on things in which to be thankful. Thanksgiving is not just a national holiday but a godly attitude.
God is the originator of all things. Without Him nothing would exist at all. Everything we know came into being through and by Him. This is one of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The very first verse of the Bible plainly states that the beginning of our world came about due to the will of God.
As Thanksgiving approaches, most of us are probably thinking about how we are going to balance everything on turkey day. Going and visiting family or having family over, feeding that family, enjoying all the amazing food, feeling guilty for eating too much, and watching football. If you should camp out overnight anywhere for Black Friday and risk getting trampled by a crowd of people who all want the same thing, somewhere in all the hustle and bustle, we are supposed to make room for being thankful for all the wonderful blessings that we have. Thankful for our families, our friends, and don’t forget the food. But what does the Bible say about being thankful?
“Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.” This passage is taken from Ps 25 verses one and two and from the hymn by the same name (#898). What can we learn from the words of David in this great Psalm?