“O give thanks” (the exact phrase) appears in 10 verses of scriptures with explanation as to why we should give thanks.
“For the Lord is good and His mercy lasts forever” is why we should give thanks.
Where would we be without His mercy? His mercy that provides us with an avenue to not get what we deserve, but gives us another chance to get living right before Him.
His mercy–covers the guilt-stained messes some of us have made of our lives.
His mercy–gives us chance after chance to get it right.
His mercy–extended to us not because of who we are, but because of Who He is.
His mercy–new every morning, giving us fresh beginnings when we repent.
His mercy–gives us opportunity to rethink our direction the paths we take.
His mercy–allows us to hear Holy Spirit when He speaks–teaching, reminding, and guiding us.
O give thanks to The Lord for His mercy endures forever and ever, and ever! Hallelujah! I will praise You for Your greatness, Your mercy, Your love, Your grace all the days of my life. No matter what happens in this world, You are awesome and there is none like You, anywhere in the earth. If I had the tongues of angels, I could not praise You enough. If I could live forever, I could not praise You enough. Thank You, Lord for being who You are and for being in my life!
Give Him praise and thanks for family, friends, loved ones and even for those you don’t know. Pray for those in the midst of chaos and wars, for those who are incapable of thinking right thoughts, for those who refute and refuse God’s goodness, for those in your home, in your neighborhood, in your country, all over this world.
God grant you the hindsight and foresight to receive all that He has in store in for you this day. Have a wonderful day celebrating thanksgiving or whatever it is you do! Give Him Glory, because it all belongs to Him!