“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High” (Psalm 50:14).
The offering of a sacrifice requires thought and intentionality; it does not occur naturally. In regard to Thanksgiving day, for most it will be only an acknowledgment of what is before them. The psalmist, however, reminds us that our thanksgiving should be for the One above us. He is the Provider of all that is before us. We are a people indebted to his gracious provision.