20 Thankful Bible Verses and Scriptures to Inspire Gratitude

20 Thankful Bible Verses and Scriptures to Inspire Gratitude

What are the best Bible verses about being thankful?

The Word of God is full of wisdom on the importance and purpose of being thankful and appreciating the gifts of God. We are continuously reminded of why we should be thankful and the joy it can bring us through scripture. It is no surprise that the happiest people are the most thankful. When we have a heart of thanksgiving and a mind that recalls the goodness of God, we can live a life of joy and peace!

Let us praise God with thanksgiving and humility, giving all glory to Him. Let us give gratitude for all things, knowing that God is faithful to keep His promises and that He has a plan of hope for our lives.

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" ~ Psalm 107:1

As you read these Thankful Bible Verses, meditate on the ways that God is with you and experiencing the blessing of thanksgiving!

Ephesians 5:20 NIV

20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Read Ephesians 5

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Read 1 Thessalonians 5

Psalm 103:2 NIV

2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits-

Read Psalm 103

Colossians 3:15-17 NIV

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Read Colossians 3

Philippians 4:6 NIV

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Read Philippians 4

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Read 1 Corinthians 10

Psalm 106:1 NIV

1 Praise the Lord.Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Read Psalm 106

Joshua 23:14 NIV

14 "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.

Read Joshua 23

Romans 10:10 NIV

10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Read Romans 10

1 Samuel 12:24 NIV

24 But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

Read 1 Samuel 12

John 6:51 NIV

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."

Read John 6

James 1:17 NIV

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Read James 1

Colossians 4:2 NIV

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Read Colossians 4

Romans 1:21 NIV

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Read Romans 1

Philemon 1:4 NIV

4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,

Read Philemon 1

Psalm 100:4 NIV

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Read Psalm 100

1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Read 1 Chronicles 16

Psalm 118:1-18 NIV

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever." 4 Let those who fear the Lord say: "His love endures forever." 5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. 6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. 8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. 9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the Lord I cut them down. 12 They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them down. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. 14 The Lord is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The Lord's right hand has done mighty things! 16 The Lord's right hand is lifted high; the Lord's right hand has done mighty things!" 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. 18 The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

Read Psalm 118

Isaiah 12:4-5 NIV

4 In that day you will say: "Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

Read Isaiah 12

Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Read Colossians 2