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Family Devotional Guide - 11/20/22

On this Thanksgiving week, spend time working through this list by Susan Verstraete of reasons we have to be thankful and pick certain points to discuss each day:

  1. Because God is good (1 Chron. 16:34).

  2. Because it is a correct response to God’s righteousness (Ps. 7:17).

  3. Because the Lord helps us (Ps. 28:7).

  4. Because thanksgiving glorifies God (Ps. 50:23).

  5. Because His name is good (Ps. 54:6).

  6. Because thanksgiving magnifies God (Ps. 69:30).

  7. Because God is near to us (Ps. 75:10.

  8. Because God will ultimately deliver His people from their enemies (Ps. 79:13).

  9. Because it is a good thing to do (Ps. 92:1).

  10. Because God is faithful to all generations (Ps. 100:5).

  11. Because God’s steadfast love endures forever (Ps. 107:1).

  12. Because of God’s wondrous works (Ps. 107:8).

  13. Because God is our salvation (Ps. 118:21).

  14. Because He is our God (Ps. 118:28).

  15. Because God has exalted His own name and His word (Ps. 138:2).

  16. Because thanksgiving is a characteristic of righteous people (Ps. 140:13).

  17. Because we are His workmanship and the recipients of His mercy (Psalm 145:9-10).

  18. Because His anger has been turned away from us (Isaiah 12:1).

  19. Because of Jesus’ example of giving thanks (Luke 22:19).

  20. Because others have heard an account of faithful believers (Rom. 1:8).

  21. Because we are no longer slaves to sin (Rom. 6:17).

  22. Because we see God’s grace working in other believers (1 Cor. 1:4).

  23. Because we are given victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:57).

  24. Because of answered prayer (2 Cor. 1:11).

  25. Because God works through believers to spread knowledge of Himself (2 Cor. 2:14).

  26. Because we are commanded to give thanks always and for everything (Eph. 5:20).

  27. Because it is God’s will that we give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thes. 5:18).

  28. Because we see God’s love demonstrated by other believers (2 Thes. 1:3).

  29. Because God entrusts us with the task of serving Him (1 Tim. 1:12).

  30. Because we remember believing friends (Philemon 1:4).

  31. Because we have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Heb. 12:28).

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