“Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah” (Psalm 68:19).
For the Christian, Thanksgiving should be a most special day—a day of reflection concerning all of God’s past blessings, of gratitude for all of God’s present victories, and of rejoicing for all of God’s future promises. And yet every day should be Thanksgiving for the believer, because the Lord daily loads us with benefits. The benefit of salvation: “He that is our God is the God of salvation” (Psalm 68:20 and our text). The benefit of a goodly heritage: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalm 16:6). David expressed gratitude to God for giving him the best inheritance, so should we, by “giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12). The benefit of God’s goodness: “O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 107:1). “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him” (Psalm 34:8). “Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart” (Psalm 73:1). The benefit of an overflowing cup: “My cup runneth over” (Psalm 23:5). To the Christian, no matter what the outward circumstances, his inward spiritual cup is filled to overflowing with God’s good things. “Thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures . . . for with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light” (Psalm 36:8,9). The benefit of a good year: “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness” (Psalm 65:11).
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2). NPS