Saturday, November 28, 2015
Sacrifice Of Praise
Bible Questions Answered:
“How is it praise (prayer) a sacrifice....?”
Kristina/ Saint Petersburg, Russia
Hebrews 13:15 KJV
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.
The Jew under the Old Covenant, sacrificed animals to atone for (cover) sin.
The Christian is pardoned, and cleansed by The Living Word, The Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son.
II Corinthians 5:21 KJV
For He (God The Father) hath made Him (God's Son, Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
Ephesians 5:2 KJV
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.
If The Lord Jesus offered His own life as a perfect sacrifice for our sins, and He did, what may we offer then?
We may offer.....
Hosea 14:2 KJV
Take with you words, and turn to The Lord: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. (Calves, Old Testament sacrifice.)
Hosea 14:2 NKJV
Take words with you, And return to The Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
Hosea 14:2 NLT
Bring your confessions, and return to The Lord. Say to Him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises.
Hosea 14:2 CEV
Return to The Lord and say, “Please forgive our sins. Accept our good sacrifices of praise instead of bulls.
Philippians 2:16-18 NLT (The Sacrifice of our life and or service.)
16 Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless.
17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy.
18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.
Romans 12:1 KJV (The sacrifice of presenting our bodies, holy unto The Lord.)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Dear Christian friend, we are to be a living sacrifice to the one who has given His blameless life for us.
Psalm 107:22 KJV
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.
Psalm 116:17 KJV
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of The Lord.
Psalm 141:2 KJV
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.