The Bible is filled with many references to thanksgiving and gratitude. The word ‘thanksgiving’ is found about thirty times, with nine references specifying being thankful toward G-d. The word gratitude is mentioned over one-hundred and fifty times. G-d is the consummate communicator; He repeats Himself to get the attention of His people.
In his post, Thanksgiving Day and Sukkot. What’s the Connection?, John Parsons states that “the phrase hodu la-adonai ki-tov, ki le’olam chasdo (“Give thanks to the L-rd for He is good, for His love endures forever”) appears five times in scripture (1 Chr. 16:34; Psalm 107:1, Psalm 118:1, 29; and Psalm 136:1).” Psalm 100 is referred to as the “Psalm of Thanksgiving.” This Psalm is a reminder to “Be aware that Adonai is G-d,” and to come before Him “with thanksgiving,” and to “enter His courtyards with praise; give thanks to Him and bless His name. For Adonai is good, His grace continues forever, and His faithfulness lasts through all generations” (Psalm 100:3-4 CJB). The Brit Hadashah (New Testament) says, “In everything give thanks, for this is what G-d wants from you who are united with Messiah Yeshua.” (1 Thess. 5:18 CJB).