Why Give Thanks …

Have you ever wondered why the Scriptures insist on us giving thanks to God for the blessings He bestows on us? If a human benefactor would demand the same thing of us, we would probably deem him as egotistic.

But God expects us to give Him thanks in order to save us from the error of attributing His blessings to someone else (Jeremiah 2:27), or even to ourselves (Deuteronomy 8:17; 9:4), which we are so prone to do. In both cases the danger is idolatry.