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10 People in the Bible Who Remembered to Thank God

by Le Ann Trees posted August 21, 2016

1. Miriam

Miriam, the older sister of Moses and Aaron, gave thanks to God while playing her tambourine and dancing with joy with the other women whom God saved from the Egyptians after they crossed over the Red Sea (Exod. 15:20-21).

2. Hannah

Hannah gave a long prayer of thanks to God in 1 Samuel 2 because God granted her petition for a son. Once Samuel was weaned, Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, brought him to Eli the priest to be dedicated to the Lord (1 Sam. 2:1-10).

3. David

David gave thanks to God after winning his battle against the Philistines (2 Sam. 22:1-51).

4. Solomon

King Solomon thanked God for all he had done to provide for Israel in his prayer of dedication for the temple (1 Kings 8:14-21).

5. The Author of Psalm 111 

The author of this beloved psalm begins with the following words: Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Psalm 111 is filled with praise for Gods wondrous works. The psalmist ends by reminding people that Gods praise endures forever.

6. Elizabeth 

Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was thankful that God took away her reproach among the people of Israel (Luke 1:24-25). Before becoming pregnant with John, Elizabeth was barren and long beyond child-bearing age.

7. Mary 

Mary, in a beautiful song of praise known as the Magnificat, gave thanks to the Lord for being chosen to bear the incarnate Son of God (Luke 1:46-55).

8. Jesus

Jesus gave thanks to God before distributing the bread and fish to five thousand people who came to hear him teach (John 6:11).

9. The Leper Whom Jesus Healed

Ten lepers came to Jesus and asked him to heal them. Jesus sent them to the priests, and they were all healed along the way. Only one of the ten healed people returned to thank Jesus, and that person was not even a Jew. He was a Samaritan who was considered to be a foreigner in Israels sight (Luke 17:11-19).

10. Paul

Paul gave thanks to God for the believers in Philippi because of their partnership with him in the gospel (Phil. 1:3-11).

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Le Ann Trees

Le Ann is a writer, editor, speaker, wife, and mom who enjoys the Southern California lifestyle, including flip-flops, the beach, riding electric bicycles along the 101, and an occasional salted caramel Americano from Lofty Coffee in Solana Beach. She is exceedingly grateful for both the loving kindness of many people and the sound Christian doctrine that helped her to keep on living after her son died in a skiing accident in 2006. She holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Westminster Seminary California. Le Ann is managing editor of Beautiful Christian Life.

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