“When you sacrifice a thanksgiving offering to God, sacrifice it for your own favour.”
~ Leviticus 22:29

The thanksgiving offering was brought by someone who survived a life-threatening experience, like a dangerous journey or a terminal illness.

Why did it need to be offered for his own favour and not God’s?

Because while gratitude is a natural response after being saved, you’ve missed the point if you don’t recognise that the potential disaster you survived was also through the hand of God.

Both the light in your life – and the darkness – should find favour in your eyes.