What are you thankful for?
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever (Psalm 136:1-3)
Gary North writes:
This phrase appears in many of the psalms, but when you find the same phrase three times in a row, you can safely conclude that the writer was trying to make a point, and he thought the point was important. I know of no passage in the Bible where any other phrase appears three times in succession.
Thanksgiving Day is an old tradition in the United States. It really did have its origins in Plymouth Colony, in the fall of 1621, when the Pilgrims who had survived their first year in New England invited Chief Massasoit to a feast, and he showed up with 90 braves and five deer. The feast lasted three days.
His article is titled “The Economics of Thanksgiving.” He goes on to talk about President Lincoln’s religious eccentrism, using religious language in his speeches but making an accurate theological point in his Thanksgiving address on October 3, 1863.
Lincoln talked about how we forget where our blessings come from. Dr. North goes on to describe the economics of why we forget where those blessings come from. He reminds us why we should give thanks.
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