And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD. (Jeremiah 17:26)
Today's Morsel: There is nothing like a good worship service unto the Lord. I just love it when God saturates me and the house of God with His Spirit. Even King Solomon found that when you worship the Lord in sincerity and truth God will descend in to the meeting place. Every time we come to church, we should come bringing sacrifices of praise into the house of the Lord. Paul admonishes us to be living sacrifices ( Romans 12:1-2). Peter said that we as lively stones are built up as a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5). Therefore, as lively stones, we should follow the Psalmist's advice and, "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations" (Psalms 100:1-5). "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" (Hebrews 13:15). Living sacrifices and lively stones always bring sacrifice of praise to the house of the Lord.
Sing: We bring a sacrifice of praise unto the house of the Lord! We bring a sacrifice of praise unto the house of the Lord! And we offer unto You, the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and we offer unto to You, the sacrifices of praise.