"By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name." Hebrews 13:15
By Christ, who is our intercessor, we offer the sacrifice of praise, not animals as in the Old Testament, which could never take away our sins. Thank you Jesus! The Lord paid the price for our sins, once and for all.
Therefore we should continually offer praise unto God: And the scripture calls that "The fruit of our lips". God deserves our highest praise. If you appreciate someone, you bless them, and you thank them for what they did for you. Praise is a sign of joy, and thanksgiving is a sign of gratefulness. We need more of both in our world today.
We, in America, are blest above other nations and it's all because of our faith in God and His Son. When you've grown up with such blessings, you tend to take them for granted. And if you are not careful, you can become covetous, greedy, unappreciative, and never satisfied. The right thing to do, to counteract such a spirit, is to learn to be content, by thanking God for what you have, and praising Him for His goodness and mercy. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, make a special effort to recognize how blessed we are, and speak out your praise unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let us be thankful and rejoice!