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Home Prayer & Praise Hebrews 13:15: Sacrifice of Praise
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Hebrews 13:15: Sacrifice of Praise
Written by Wilma Zalabak, M.Div.   
Friday, 30 November 2012 11:59

 

"By him [Jesus] 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).

 

Because Jesus suffered alone and in disgrace, let us gladly share his reproach, by His grace, giving up continually the sacrificial offering of praise to God. Let the fruit of our lips be praise to His name. Further sacrifical offerings include doing good deeds and communicating with others (paraphrase of Hebrews 13:12-16).

 

  • Do I want to give Him a token of my love? Praise.
  • Do I want to make it a sacrifice, to let it cut into my lifestyle? Praise when I'd rather complain.
  • Do I get bored easily? Does my mind wander? Praise will hold my attention.
  • Do I sometimes reap unhappy fruit from my conversations? Praise given produces more praise.
  • Do I understand fully the adoration due to His name? Praise.

 

What would a church look like that kept its lips busy in praise, always using this means of communicating among themselves, with others, and with God?

 

Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually.

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