Praise is due to you O God in Zion (Psalm 65:1a).
Use this Norman Rockwell image to picture several generations sitting around a Thanksgiving table.
Imagine that as the turkey is set in place, a mother says to her daughter, “Thank Grandma for the turkey.”
And, then picture that the little girl sasses in response, “I am not thanking grandma. What did the old lady ever do for me?”
How do you suppose that you would process that in your home?
It makes one cringe just to think about it. The debt that a family owes to the matriarch is incalculable. Such ingratitude would be despicable.
If we understand that it is wrong to not thank the matriarch of a family, how much more should we see that a failure to thank God is despicable?