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With Such Sacrifices God Is Pleased

August 30, 2019


With Such Sacrifices God Is Pleased

In the Old Testament times, the people of Israel had prescribed ways of continually making the sacrifice  of praising the LORD  in the temple  for His greatness, righteousness, and holiness.    They also made animal sacrifices  as the prescribed way  to pay for their sins.     In a summary  of Old Testament ways,  Hebrews 9:22 says,

And according  to the Law,  one may almost say,  all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood  there is no forgiveness.

When Jesus came as our Savior  from all our sins,  He shed His blood  on the cross  to be the absolute, eternal sacrifice,  that made the full payment  for the sins  of everyone  who looks to Him  for forgiveness.     Because of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice  for all sins,  Hebrews 13:15-16  tells us,

Through Him then,  let us continually offer up a sacrifice  of praise  to God,  that is,  the fruit of lips  that give thanks  to His name.     And do not neglect doing good  and sharing;  for with such sacrifices  God is pleased.

Because of God’s great love  for us  in having Jesus be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins,  it is only good and right  for all of us the make the “sacrifice  of praise to God,  that is,  the fruit of lips  that give thanks  to His name.”     And,  it is only right  that when we consider God’s love for us,  that we  do not neglect doing good  and sharing”.

In other words,  “We love,  because He first loved us”  ( 1 John 4:19 ),  becomes a part  of our lives.

Taking time every day  to rightly praise God  with honestly thankful hearts  —  and taking time  to do good and share  are called a “sacrifice”  because our sinful hearts  don’t naturally have a tendency  to remember to praise  and do good.

Let us always remember  Jesus’ sacrifice  for us,  and let that remind us  to humbly give thanks,  praise,  and service  to our LORD and God  every day.

In the joy  of being loved and forgiven,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD Jesus,  thank You  for faithfully loving us.     Continually lead us  in Your paths  of righteousness and love.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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