Be thankful to God

 Be thankful and show praise and gratitude to our Lord God.


229. Be thankful and show praise and gratitude to our Lord God: Be thankful, and show praise and gratitude to God at all times and under all conditions. It is such a little thing to do, as we go about our daily chores, taking a second, out of our day, and thanking God for whatsoever you are thankful for. It is not done enough, being thankful unto God. I believe, we can’t thank God enough, for what He has done for us, and what He is still going to do for us, no matter what your circumstances here in this life are. Be thankful! It is such a small thing to ask and yet it goes such a long, long way for us in this life of ours; and it will have such a profound effect on what our future life is going to be, being thankful unto God. The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Haste ye then to attain the celestial Paradise and the all-highest Garden of His good-pleasure in the presence of the One True God, could ye but be patient and thankful before the evidences of the signs of God.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 71)

Being thankful unto God, and Praising God, and demonstrating our true love for God, are things the religions of God are pretty clear on telling us. (See praising God and loving God for more information into these topics). Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: 1 Chronicles 16:4 “Thank and praise The LORD God of Israel:” 1 Chronicles 16:8 “Give thanks unto The LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 “O give thanks unto The LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.” Daniel 2:23 I thank Thee, and praise Thee, O Thou God of my fathers, Who hast given me wisdom and might, Tobias 12:20 “Give God thanks: for I go up to Him.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) 2 Ezra 4. 2:37 “Be glad, giving thanks unto Him that hath led you to the heavenly kingdom.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha, Esdras 2 (Ezra 4)) Ezra 3:11 “And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto The LORD; because He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.” Psalms 100:4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” the cross-5pix Christianity: John “And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee.” Matthew 11:25 “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” 11:26 “Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight.”  Luke 2:38 “And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto The Lord,” Colossians 1:11 “Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;” 1:12 “Giving thanks unto the Father.” Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Ephesians 5:17 “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of The Lord is.” Ephesians 5:18 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” 5:20 “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAMLetter 50 “It is your duty to thank Allah (God) for His Kindness.”

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix IslamLetter 69 “Be sincerely thankful for all the Blessings which the Merciful Allah has granted you”

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 103. “Remember with gratitude Allah’s favor on you;” 66. “Worship Allah, and be of those who give thanks.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 3 and  39)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 78. “It is He Who brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when ye knew nothing; and He gave you hearing and sight and intelligence and affections: that ye may give thanks (to Allah).” 79. “Do they not look at the birds, held poised in the midst of (the air and) the sky? Nothing holds them up but (the power of) Allah. Verily in this are Signs for those who believe.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  16)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 31. “Seest thou not that the ships sail through the Ocean by the grace of Allah? — that He may show you of His Signs? Verily in this are Signs for all who constantly persevere and give thanks (to Allah).” 35. “As a Grace from Us: Thus do We reward those who give thanks (to Allah).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 31 and 54)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “Thanks be to that Great Architect (Ahura Mazda, God) who, with His own unrivaled strength and wisdom, created the sublime world, the six Amahraspands of higher rank, many wonderful Yazads, the bright paradise Garothman, the revolution of the sky, the shining sun, the brilliant moon, stars of different germs, the wind, atmosphere, water, fire, the earth, trees, beneficent cattle, the metals and mankind. Adoration and praise be to The Righteous Lord.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it known that, all are bound to praise and to be thankful to the Creator, Who is (fit) for praises and thankfulness of all kinds.” “The Creator on account of His dispensation (i.e. bestowal) of all sorts of excellent conditions unto (His) creatures, is worthy to be glorified and worshipped.” Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it known that every servant of God preserves his soul (from harm) by thinking of Him, Who bestows splendor. Thus it is meet that mortals should thank Him and remain zealous in their work.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Honour and worship be- Glory and praise, to (thank) Thee.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 11)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 16 “The robe they spread upon the Horse to clothe him, the upper covering and the golden trappings,” “The halters which restrain the Steed, the heel-ropes,-all these, as grateful (thankful) to the gods, (Brahma, God) they offer.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 50. “The sages declare Brahma, the creators of the universe, the law, the Great One, and the Undiscernible One (to constitute) the highest order of beings produced by Goodness.” “With grateful hearts in reverence approach Him:” (giving thanks) “Dear, grateful to the gods (Brahma, God),”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu and Vedas, Rig Veda – Books 7 and 9)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “By awareness Indra rose to become chief of the gods. People praise awareness;” (thereby Indra (God) is praised by the people)

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “Let us live in joy, free from greed among the greedy. Among those who are greedy, we live free of greed. Let us live in joy, though we possess nothing. Let us live feeding on joy,” (thankfully).

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Praised be The Lord of Greatness and praised be all the ‘uthras that stand to the right and left of The Lord of Greatness and praise The Lord of Greatness (with thankfulness).” “Blessed and praised art Thou, my Lord, Manda-d-Hiia (Haiyi, God); Thou and Thy strength, Thy radiance, Thy light, Thy glory and Thy help.” We give thanks to Thee. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 58 and 71)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “My mind is absorbed in (thoughts of) Light. Blessed is Thy name, (Great Life, Haiyi, God) and praised is Thy name My Lord, Manda-d-Hiia, and blessed and praised Is that great Countenance (Presence) of Glory (God). The name of Life and the name of Manda-d-Hiia Were pronounced on me.  My ears have heard the voice of Life (God). My nostrils have breathed the perfume of Life (God).” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chap 104)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Haste ye then to attain the celestial Paradise and the all-highest Garden of His good-pleasure in the presence of the One True God, could ye but be patient and thankful before the evidences of the signs of God.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 71)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “And in all this We give thanks to God the Lord of the worlds, and We praise Him under all circumstances.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, A Traveller’s Narrative, pp. 82)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I render thanks and yield praise unto God for having been chosen by Him as the Exponent of His Cause in bygone days and in the days to come; there is none other God save Him, the Glorified, the All-Praised, the Ever-Abiding. Whatever is in the heavens and on the earth is His and through Him are we guided aright.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 10)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Thank God I see you spiritual and at rest; I give you this message from God; that you must be turned toward Him. Praise God that you are near Him!” “We must always thank God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, pp. 48 and 76)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “These are the days wherein God hath caused the Day-Star of Truth to shine resplendent. What hath then caused you to keep your silence? These are the appointed days which ye have been yearningly awaiting in the past — the days of the advent of divine justice. Render ye thanks unto God, O ye concourse of believers.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 161)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “You must thank God that He has bestowed upon you the blessing of life and existence in the human kingdom.” “Therefore we must thank God that He has created for us both material blessings and spiritual bestowals. He has given us material gifts and spiritual graces, outer sight to view the lights of the sun and inner vision by which we may perceive the glory of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith pp. 265 and 266)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Yield thee thanks unto God, for He hath graciously aided thee in this Day, revealed for thee the clear verses of this Tablet, and hath numbered thee among such women as have believed in the signs of God, have taken Him as their guardian and are of the grateful. Verily God shall soon reward thee and those who have believed in His signs with an excellent reward from His presence. Assuredly no God is there other than Him, the All-Possessing, the Most Generous. The revelations of His bounty pervade all created things; He is the Merciful, the Compassionate.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 163)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “We render thanks unto God for that which He hath bestowed upon us of His grace. He it is Who hath caused us to be assured of the truth of His Faith.” “Render thanks then unto God, Who hath singled thee out for this grace and Who hath numbered thee with them that are assured of meeting their Lord.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries pp. 7 and 58 verses, 7 and 80)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Praise be unto Thee, O My Lord, for all times, heretofore and hereafter; and thanks be unto Thee, O My God, under all conditions, whether of the past or the future. The gifts Thou hast bestowed upon Me have reached their fullest measure and the blessings Thou hast vouchsafed unto Me have attained their consummation. Naught do I now witness but the manifold evidences of Thy grace and loving-kindness, Thy bounty and gracious favours, Thy generosity and loftiness, Thy sovereignty and might, Thy splendour and Thy glory, and that which befitteth the holy court of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty and beseemeth the glorious precincts of Thine eternity and exaltation.

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 181)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Render thanks unto God, the Eternal Truth, exalted be His glory,” “Render thanks unto God under all conditions.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings, The Proclamation of Baha’u’llah, pp. 59 and 110)