Sacrifice of Praise

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. (Hebrews 13:15)

A sacrifice is a gift we bring to God. As Christians, one of the greatest gifts we can give God is our praise.  Our praise might be with words expressing thanks.  When we add music to the mix, we sometimes call this “worship”.  As a worship leader, I often notice that some folks are regularly late to church, some even arriving after the music is over.  Is that because they have nothing to “give” to God?  Some might think the music only serves the purpose of entertaining or “warming up” congregation for the message. It’s not a performance friends. Our music is meant to be a gift of love to our great king, presented by all gathered believers.  Our songs of love, devotion, and dedication are intended to help us give our hearts to God.

A sacrifice also involves a cost. If it were easy to give this gift, it wouldn’t be called a “sacrifice”. One of the hardest times to give God praise is when we’re struggling the most.  Yet it’s this act of faith that is most precious to God.

Don’t skip the music beloved.  Come and participate whether you feel like it or not.  Help us present to God the sacrifice of praise. Help us give our great God the honor He is due.