“Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11)
The themes of praise and thanksgiving are very prominent throughout Scripture. The word “praise” and its derivatives occur over 330 times, and “thanks,” with its derivatives, over 150 times. When applied to our relation to God, “thanks” are given to Him for what He has done for us, and “praise” for who He is and what He has done for the whole creation. If the frequency of occurrence were an indicator, we might conclude that thanksgiving is important and praise-giving is twice as important!