Nehemiah’s Thanks

This is why I lumped 3 chapters together yesterday - today is Thanksgiving Day.

Chapter 12 is really about priests and Levites - but talks about thanksgiving.

There were priests in charge of the songs of thanksgivings (v.8)...

There were more priests to praise and give thanks (v.24)

They gave thanks at the dedication of the wall that they had worked so hard on (v.27)

They had two great choirs to give thanks (v.31)

Those two choirs sang in the house of the Lord (v.40)

And they remembered the days of long ago; the days of David and Asaph, when there were directors of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God (v.46)

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Psalm 111:1
Praise the LORD!I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

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

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;you are my God; I will extol you.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield;in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;my heart exults,and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 92:1
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

This day, I am thankful for God's goodness.

I am thankful for all that which God has brought me through.  All have worked together for my good, whether or not they felt good at the time.

I am thankful for my family (whether we are related by blood or not).  I am thankful that God is working in my children's lives - in ways I can see and in ways I cannot.

I am thankful for my dear friend, for things said and unsaid.

I am thankful for trials and tribulations, for they make me strong.

I am thankful for times of rest.

This day...I am thankful.

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3 thoughts on “Nehemiah’s Thanks

  1. I am thankful too this morning. For His steadfast love, thankful for my husband and son, thankful for a roof over my head, thankful for working showers, thankful for food in my fridge...

    And I am thankful for you.

  2. I am sometimes surprised at the depth that I feel for relationships with people I have never met - and some of them are family - we are all children of the Most High.

    thank you!

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