11 October 2020

Give Thanks to God

This week we take a break from our study of Mark’s gospel and the topic of “Following Jesus” to focus on thanksgiving, since it is that time of year.
Psalm 118 is a great example of thanksgiving to God, incorporated by Israel in their Passover liturgy. It gives us some key elements of what it means to give thanks to God.
This psalm is intensely messianic and thus the most quoted by the New Testament (in Matthew 21:9, 42;23:39; Mark 11:9-10; 12:10-11; Luke 13:35; 19:38; 20:17;John 12:13; Acts 4:11; Hebrews 13:6; 1 Peter 2:7).
It begins and ends with…Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
Let’s use it to focus on why we give thanks to the Lord.