Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sacrificial Praise

Praise and worship can sometimes be a sacrifice, because we don’t want to do it. That might be because we are depressed or because things aren’t going well. But the Bible does not say we are to give thanks to the Lord because we feel good. It says, "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good."

[Greg Laurie]

Psalm 107:1 ...  O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 27:6 ... And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Hebrews 13:5 ... 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ... In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.