Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | November 21, 2018

Thanks for Everything!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s the time of year when we especially remember the many blessings the Great Creator has bestowed upon us throughout the year.

Rebus puzzles, sometimes called pictograms, are puzzles in which a phrase is represented by a combination of pictures, symbols, and letters. Here is a Rebus puzzle with a thanksgiving connection.

Can you figure out what common saying this puzzle represents? The answer is below. Try to solve the puzzle before you look at the answer below.
(Hint: This is an apropos saying for this season of the year.)

Scripture instructs followers of Jesus Christ:
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Christians are to be thankful people every day, not just during Thanksgiving. And we are to be thankful for everything, not just the things we like. It’s not uncommon for an unpleasant occurrence to turn into a big blessing. It’s easy to be thankful for things we like, but Scripture instructs believers to be thankful for everything — for troubles and ills as well as positives.

Rebus answer:
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
(Click Rebus puzzles for links to blog articles with a Rebus puzzle.)

When was the last time you were given a horse? Certainly, it’s not a very common gift nowadays. So what is the meaning of this proverb?

People look into a horse’s mouth in order to inspect its teeth and assess its age based on the length of its teeth. It’s rude to receive a horse as a gift and check its teeth to estimate its age and thus its worth.

More generally, the proverb represented by this Rebus puzzle means to be grateful for a gift without assessing its value or complaining about perceived shortcomings of the gift.

This is especially applicable to Christians who may not recognize a blessing when it’s first delivered. Be thankful for everything, recognizing that everything comes from the hand of the Almighty Sovereign of the universe.

Questions to Ponder

1. Is there an unpleasant circumstance in your life for which you should express thanks?
2. How does expressing thanks demonstrate faith and trust?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday November 21, 2018 A.D.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.
(Psalm 100:4-5)


  1. Reblogged this on Grace Gospel.


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