Sacrifice of Praise

There is a Christian song which has the verse, ‘We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord…’. I never really understood what that meant until I heard Pastor Joel Osteen preaching about it. I tried to write a post about sacrifice of praise  but it didn’t really come out the way I wanted it to. But the Pastor was able to put it very well.

“Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name”
(Hebrews 13:15, AMP).

The Bible tells us there are many ways to praise and worship God— but have you ever thought about what it means to offer a sacrifice of praise? It means that we acknowledge God above our circumstances. We live our lives in such a way that we honor and glorify Him no matter what is going on around us. We rejoice in all things.

For example, when somebody offends you and you feel like giving them a piece of your mind, but instead you just smile, do you know what you just did? You were saying with your actions, “I am living at a higher level. I am acknowledging God in every circumstance.” On the freeway, when someone cuts you off and you’re just about to tell them what you think, but instead you look over and smile, that’s giving a sacrifice of praise.

Remember, God promises to dwell among the praises of His people. When you continually offer up praise, you are inviting God’s presence and power into every area of your life!

Enjoy the weekend blogren.


7 comments on “Sacrifice of Praise

  1. I see it as pretty much the only thing i can do……..

    Back in school you would fight anyone that made u mad…..if i was boss i could probably fire u but seeing as am not, smile and let u be……


  2. I think we have to praise God in all our actions..that way, you don’t have to wait until you are in church the next time to praise Him.

  3. @Tandra

    I could make a good preacher, just never took it up. I feel like I may pretend, since preachers are supposed to set a good example, and my life is not exemplary all the time.

  4. May the Lord give us all the grace we need and desire to bring
    such a great and noble sacrifice of praise no matter what.
    may we offer to God the praise knowing that He has it all and can
    do even much more. Let us not give up on bringing the sacrifice
    of praise and having the fruit of our lips giving thanks
    thank you Jesus

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