The Thanksgiving Quiz

The Thanksgiving Quiz

Featured in the November, 2013 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News

The great writer Dante in his “inferno” placed in the center of his hell not adulterers, drunkards or murderers, but ungrateful people.

(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Here is a quiz that will help you rate your gratitude attitude. Take it and see how you are doing!

1. Have you recently read the Thanksgiving Psalm—Psalm 100? (If not, read it right now and put a check after the “yes”.)

Yes_____ No_____

2. I will make a list of ten material blessings. (Pause and do it immediately.)

Yes_____ No______

3. I will make a list of ten spiritual blessings.

Yes_____ No______

4. I am determining to have a daily quiet time, a few moments of Bible reading and prayer each day to thank God for His mercies.

Yes_____ No______

5. I am deciding, if it is not already my practice, to thank God for my food before each meal.

Yes_____ No______

6. Because I am grateful for freedom of worship and the privilege of gathering with God’s people, I will express my thanks by weekly church attendance.

Yes_____ No______

7. Because I recognize that it is only by God’s goodness that I have food, clothes and shelter, I am determining to weekly bring a thank offering to the Lord as a sincere expression of my heartfelt gratitude.

Yes_____ No_____

8. Being grateful to God that I live under a government where the President sets apart one day each year as Thanksgiving Day, I will use this day as intended and attend the worship service of our church.

Yes_____ No_____

9. I will learn to be grateful for some particular difficulty or adversity in my life realizing that the Lord has allowed it to bring me extra growth and blessing.

Yes_____ No_____

10. Realizing I show my gratitude by sharing, I will include someone else, perhaps someone who lives alone, in my Thanksgiving Day by bringing that person with me to church and/or sharing my Thanksgiving meal with him.

Yes_____ No_____

Now score yourself on this quiz. Ten points for every item answered “Yes”. If all are “yes”, congratulations, you have 100%. Even 90 or 80 percent is not all that bad. If you have fewer than half marked with a “Yes”, you need to conduct a personal spiritual examination to see if you are better at grumbling than at showing gratitude.

The greatest gift God has given is His Son whom He sent to this world to die for our sins. We show our gratitude by receiving Christ as our Savior.