A Way to Say Thank You





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What are some of the ways we say thank you to others?













In Scripture, how did King David thank the Lord?  When we read Scripture in

1 Chronicles we read the following:

1 Chr. 13:3:                  David desires to move the Ark of the Covenant.

1 Chr. 14:2 & 8:           David is now king of Israel.

1 Chr. 15:1:                  David prepares a place for the Ark.

1 Chr. 15:                     David provides the steps (method) to move the Ark.










1 Chronicles 15:28-29 (NIV)        The Ark is moved to the city of David:
28  So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouts,
      with the sounding of rams' horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the
      playing of lyres and harps.   
29 As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, . . .


1 Chronicles 16:8-36 (NIV)                  David thanks the Lord (in a Psalm):

8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations
        what he has done.

 9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

 11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.

 12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

 13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.

 14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

 15 He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a
        thousand generations,

 16 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.

 17 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant:

 18 "To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit."

 19 When they were but few in number, few indeed, and strangers in it,

 20 they [b] wandered from nation to nation, from one kingdom to another.

 21 He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:

 22 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."

 23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

 25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

 26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

 27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.

 28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,

 29 ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him;
       worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

 30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be

 31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations,
        "The LORD reigns!"

 32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
       let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!

 33 Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD,
       for he comes to judge the earth.

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

 35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations,
       that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."

 36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
      Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."


Similar Passages that can be found in the Bible:

2 Samuel 6:1-17 and Psalm 105:1-15




-         How do you say thank you to other people?

-         How (in what manner) would you like others to thank you?

-         What type of instrument(s) do you like?

-         What type of instrument(s) can you play?

-         Is singing a good way to prepare us for spending time talking to the Lord?

-         In what circumstances do you feel it is appropriate to thank the Lord?

-         Is appropriate to thank the Lord daily?



Using David as an example, should we expect anything in return when
we provide others a gift?  Or should we expect nothing in return, and enjoy
the pleasure of sharing with others?





The information above was obtained from the following websites on Nov. 3, 2006: