15th October 2019

Offering the Sacrifice of Praise

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”
Hebrews 13:15 (KJV)

In Psalm 107 David repeats himself four times, “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” There will be trials, and afflictions, wrongs in life, in government, in the economy. But it’s more important to praise God than to complain. There is something wonderful that happens to Christians when they live a life of praise towards God! We must not fool ourselves—it’s hard to live a life of constant praise and a worshipful attitude about things in life, but this is where the Holy Spirit, prayer and Bible study comes in to aid in times when we don’t feel like praising God. Praise is a gift to our God as it says in Psalm 54:60, “I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord, for it is good.”

Here are some reasons we should (must) praise God:
Because He saved us (Psalm 118:21).
Because He is our God (Psalm 118:28).
Because He made us (Psalms 139:14).
Because God is all wise and knows what He is doing (Romans 16:27).
Because of His promises that He has written down and that He cannot break (Titus 1:2).

The sacrifice of praise is a continuous gift, not just when we attend Church or when we feel like it. Continually means at all times! David said in Psalms 34:1, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” This means in the good times, bad times, rough times, day time and night time and as it says in Psalm 145:2, “ Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.”

“While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being” (Psalm 146:2). Let’s continually give our great God the sacrifice of praise while we have our being!

Eternal God, please accept our sacrifice of praise, because you alone are worthy. It’s in the name of your beloved son, our Lord and Savour that we ask this.

Study by Dennis Payne

About the Author:
Dennis Payne attends the North London Congregation of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion International London
Indian YMCA
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Barry Robinson
Email: london@gracecom.church

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